This video and news comes from Theresa Harrington of the CCTimes. There is a music education crisis in the MDUSD being hard felt at Clayton Valley High School. Check out the video here and hear directly from CVHS Music staffers. If you have students that are interested in music, don't let them miss this great opportunity. It is possible to enroll in academy classes and music. But the fact that CVHS music enrollment projections for next year are at the lowest levels in decades is simply devastating news.
Watch the video below, MUSIC Education Crisis in the MDUSD. Check out some upcoming events to support music at CVHS specifically. http://www.claytonbands.org/ . What are we going to do to encourage students to stay with music, join our bands and choirs?
This year, CVHS band students played at Disneyland (marching right down Main Street and attending workshops), in the Walnut Festival Parade and at Cal Band Day. The rally band and drum line played at football games and other school events. They've participated in community events (4th of July parades, seasonal events) and have been visiting their feeder pattern middle schools to promote music in middle schools. Next year, they're hoping for a big trip toNew York (two years ago CVHS went to New Orleans!). Band is a community within a community. These are good kids with a great bunch of parents behind the scenes for support. Your student doesn't have to be a music "pro" to join band at the high school level. Think about it . . .