1997 Regular Session
By: Representative Holden
House Concurrent Resolution 114
(As Adopted by House and Senate)
A CONCURRENT RESOLUTION PROCLAIMING THE MONTH OF MARCH AS MUSIC IN OUR SCHOOLS MONTH.
WHEREAS, the study of music is basic to the complete education of our youth, engaging students in individual and group activity while developing creativity, problem-solving and critical and evaluative skills; and
WHEREAS, music education helps students acquire skills in the production and performance of music, as well as an understanding of history and culture; and
WHEREAS, the study of music provides a competitive edge for successful educational reform; and
WHEREAS, the Music Educators Association is concerned with maintaining and improving school music programs for all students, regardless of their socioeconomic status or their abilities; and
WHEREAS, the Legislature strongly supports quality music education in Mississippi schools, and all students, kindergarten through 12th grade, should have access to a well-balanced, comprehensive, high-quality, sequential program of music taught by teachers certified in music education:
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED BY THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES OF THE STATE OF MISSISSIPPI, THE SENATE CONCURRING THEREIN, That we do hereby proclaim the month of March 1997 as Music In Our Schools Month and endorse the observance of Music In Our Schools Month as an opportunity to support the purposes and practices of music education and to encourage teachers, parents, students, and all citizens to participate in music education.
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, That the Legislature hereby commends the Music Educators Association for their concern for and efforts to enhance the quality of music education in our Mississippi schools.
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, That copies of this resolution be furnished to the Music Educators Association and members of the Capitol Press Corps.