From the Road: The Singing Superintendents

by Abby @ Quaver on February 22, 2013

in On the Road with Quaver

Hello from sunny Los Angeles where the Quaver Team is meeting Superintendents from all over the United States!

Kingsport

We had to fly all the way to California to meet a fellow Tennessean, but Dr. Lyle Ailshie, Superintendent of Kingsport City Schools, was nice enough to pose for a picture at our AASA booth. Kingsport is a Quaver Music District, with Quaver’s School Program in all of their elementary schools. We loved meeting their Superintendent and let him brag on his music department as long as he wanted.

SingingSupers1

The highlight of this show was definitely listening to the Singing Superintendents – a group of more than 20 School Superintendents from all over the country, rehearsing to perform at the conference’s closing ceremonies on Sunday. The group has been around for more than 50 years, and let us sneak a peek at their rehearsal and talk to them about the importance of music education in their districts.

Conductor David Cox, superintendent of Allegany Public School District in Cumberland, MD and long-time music educator, speaks well for the group:

“I think (our performance) sends a message that music education programs will continue to serve you into your adult years,” he says. “Music is something that you can enjoy for the rest of your life.”

 

We couldn’t agree more, and we loved hearing these leaders in education speak up for music in their districts!

Stay tuned for more stories from the road as the Quaver team continues to travel and spread the word about our 21st Century Resources for the music classroom!

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1 Amanda Gonzales February 22, 2013 at 6:21 pm

WOW. Singing superintendents! How encouraging!
Thanks for sharing.

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