The band program at a junior high in Norridge, IL, will be cut next year due to district finance troubles & 2 failed referendums.
Music teachers in a central IL community would like the board to reduce or eliminate an activity fee, at least for 4th graders.
Funding for the arts has been less than what Congress authorized under ESSA, but the new budget could cut a key block grant to zero.
Music shapes our perceptions and emotions, even about sharks. It has long been a part of a well-rounded education in our schools.
The band programs at Rich Twp. high schools are being reduced: declining enrollment, budget issues (of course). Not my favorite decision.