I look forward to an America which will reward achievement in the arts as we reward achievement in business or statecraft. I look forward to an America which will steadily raise the standards of artistic accomplishment and which will steadily enlarge cultural opportunities for all of our citizens. And I look forward to an America which commands respect throughout the world not only for its strength but for its civilization as well.
—John F. Kennedy
March is “Music in Our Schools Month.” Now, more than ever, our schools are called upon to graduate students who can do much more than memorize facts which can be yielded by any Google search. We want students to think new thoughts, to create, and to innovate. Music is a vital part of this process. March is “Music in Our School Month” and provides the opportunity to spotlight this vital, yet often ignored part of growing up whole.
Enjoy this group of 5th graders from Staten Island, New York. They comprise the “PS22 Chorus.”