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We are proud to partner with so many talented music educators across Michigan. The Score, our quarterly newsletter, is a great way to strengthen that connection by sharing ideas, policy updates, and fun stories about the world of school service.

IN THIS EDITION:

  • From the Podium: It’s Time to Think About Next Year
    By Dr. Charles T. Menghini
     

  • Eye Candy
     

  • The Workbench: Quick Emergency Repair Tips – Part One: Flute
    By David Deamud, Grand Rapids Repair Shop Manager
     

  • Meet the President: Jimmy Edwards
     

  • ESSA Michigan Update
    Michigan Department of Education
     

  • Issue #5 – Theory Challenge Answer
     

  • Accidentals in F-flat Major

  • From the Podium: Setting Your New Beginners Up for Success
    By Wendy Higdon
     

  • ESSA UPDATE: Michigan Plan to Move Schools Forward is Approved by the U.S. Secretary of Education (Link Only)
    Michigan Department of Education
     

  • Employee Spotlight: Joel Hosey
     

  • Lansing Store Renovations
     

  • Essexville Music Students Adopt a Band
    By Pete Birchler, Director of School Service, Marshall Music Company
     

  • The Workbench: Marching Percussion Instruments: Off-Season Care and Maintenance
    By Troy Wollwage, Yamaha USA Percussion Department Manager
     

  • Issue #4 – Theory Challenge Answer
     

  • Accidentals in F-flat Major

  • From the Podium: How to Advocate for Music Education (Even When You Have No Clue How to Do So)
    By Anthony Mazzocchi
     

  • Issue #3 – Theory Challenge Answer
     

  • Employee Spotlight: Kyle Morse
     

  • 2017 NAMM Fly-In Recap
    By Pete Birchler, Director of School Service, Marshall Music Company
     

  • Michigan Submits Updated ESSA Plan to the U.S. Department of Education (condensed)
    Michigan Department of Education
     

  • Final Thoughts on Effective Advocacy
    NAMM Foundation
     

  • The Workbench: Bow Repair vs. Rehair
    By Bruce Szarka
     

  • Accidentals in F-flat Major​

IN THIS EDITION:

  • From the Podium: Five Things Every Young Band Director Should Know
    By Richard Saucedo, Director of Bands, Emeritus, at Carmel High School, Carmel, IN
     

  • Dick Case (1931–2017)
     

  • Employee Spotlight: Ray Smith
     

  • Michigan ESSA Plan Submitted to the U.S. Department of Education
    Michigan Department of Education
     

  • Students and Supporters Gather for Music Education Advocacy Day
     

  • The Workbench: Mouthpieces
    By Chris Harris, Repair Operations Manager
     

  • Drum Major Camps
     

  • Accidentals in F-flat Major

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