Join schools across the country in observing Music in Our Schools Month in March, sponsored by the National Association for Music Education. It’s a great way to show support of music education and let students shine. Here are a few ways to celebrate the occasion.

Spotlight Talent
Hold a talent show with a music theme. Encourage students to form vocal or instrumental ensembles or to perform a skit involving music. Invite staff members to share their musical talents, too. Instead of trophies or ribbons, give students small instruments like egg shakers or harmonicas.

Sing Along
Join the world’s largest concert on March 10. An estimated 6 million students, teachers, and other singers will perform the same pieces at the same time. Ask the music teacher whether the PTO can provide snacks at rehearsals or help promote the concert.

Show and Tell
Arrange for a local musician or band to perform for students and talk about the profession. Make sure to allow plenty of time for a Q&A session. Take pictures of students with their famous new friends.

Find more timely task and activity suggestions for March in the March PTO To Do List.