**I am hearing now that these music cuts may be "vocal music" at the elementary level.
This has been a good discussion though, let's keep it going...
I know many of you don't get involved until it touches you, but music, library - it touches us all. My student is very involved in band, marching band, rally band and had the opportunity to play and learn since 4th grade. This sustains her, she loves it, it helps her keep good grades, it gives her such fulfillment - I suppose akin to those students who love sports. The problem is the music program is not as big as sports... can we sustain it without district support? I don't know.
At Clayton Valley, the administration already makes it extremely difficult to take band and join an academy. Though it can be done, they make us parents and the students fight for it. It's a shame.