About Beaverton Friends of Music

Beaverton Friends of Music is a coalition of parents, students, teachers, alumni, and concerned citizens working to restore and promote excellence in our K-12 music programs in the Beaverton School District.  The arts, which are recognized as core academic subjects by state and federal law, are an essential part of a complete education for the whole child; we therefore advocate for strong music programs in our public schools.

Our goal is to see high-quality music programs equitably represented at every school in the Beaverton School District from Kindergarten through the 12th grade.  We believe music class seat time should be funded to meet the national recommended minimums of 90 minutes per week for elementary general music and 3 hours per week for middle school and high school band, choir, and orchestra, and that these classes should be taught by by certified music teachers (not parent volunteers or instructional assistants).

Our official website is www.MusicEducationMatters.org.  It serves as an online forum to disperse information, media, and research.  We encourage your participation in the development of our messages and strategies, and we invite you to attend our next planning meeting, which is listed on the panel to the right.  Our blog is located in the News & Updates section of our website.

Budgetary and instructional decisions at the state and city-level are affecting music education in our district, and the more people who become informed about these facts, the more effective we will be.  Please help us get the word out by sharing our website with your family, friends, co-workers, legislators, and neighbors.  You can get more involved by attending our planning meetings, by following our blog posts and joining our mailing list (write to info@musiceducationmatters.org with your name, phone number, e-mail, and the school you are associated with), by visiting our Beaverton Friends of Music Facebook page, (Like Our Page!) and by joining our Beaverton Friends of Music Facebook group.

Thank you for visiting and we look forward to advocating with you soon!

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