2021 BEST COMMUNITIES FOR MUSIC EDUCATION

Congratulations to our Tournament schools that are among the Best Communities for Music Education award winners for 2021!  The award program recognizes outstanding efforts by teachers, administrators, parents, students, and community leaders who have made music education part of a well-rounded education. Designations are made to districts and schools that demonstrate an exceptionally high commitment and access to music education.

TOB/TIA-1: Collingswood HS, Delsea HS, Millville HS
TOB/TIA-2: North Schuylkill HS
TOB-TIA-4: Bald Eagle HS, Bellefonte HS, Loyalsock HS, Mifflin County HS, Williamsport HS
TOB/TIA-7: Barnegat HS, Hillsborough HS
TOB/TIA-8: East Allegheny HS, Woodland Hills HS
TOB/TIA-9: Appoquinimink Schools – Appoquinimink HS, Middletown HS, Odessa HS
TOB/TIA-10: Jefferson Township HS, Madison HS, Montville HS, Mount Olive HS, Parsippany-Troy Schools-Parsippany Hills HS, Ramsey HS, South Orange Maplewood Schools – Columbia HS, West Essex HS, West Morris Schools – West Morris Mendham HS, West Morris Central HS, Northern Highland HS(merit award)
TOB/TIA-11: DuBois HS, Somerset HS

TIA 2021 VIRTUAL! April Calendar

For unit directors looking for information and important dates for the remainder of the TIA 2021 VIRTUAL! season, an April calendar has now been posted on http://www.njatob.org in the TIA Unit Director Information Page.

The schedule includes dates of virtual events, registration deadlines, and optional meetings for unit directors to review necessary tech settings for a successful online event.

https://www.njatob.org/events/tournament-indoor-association/tia-director-information-and-important-dates

TOB APRIL MEETINGS

TOB Band Director April update meetings are scheduled for April 7(A-L) and April 8(M-Z). TOB Region Coordinators are meeting April 5 to share March region meeting discussions and assist with planning TOB 2021. Please check your email for information and meeting links from your TOB Region Coordinators.

PMEA & $$$ & ACT 48

Join PMEA Tuesday, April 6 at 7 p.m. for This Webinar presented by PMEA Director of Public & Government Affairs Mark Despotakis, Dr. Dorie Martin-Pitone, Marple-Newtown SD and PMEA’s 2020 Outstanding Superintendent, Dr. Thomas Ralston, Avonworth SD.
In the past 12 months, there has been an unprecedented amount of money the federal government has provided to schools (like once in a lifetime amount of money!). Much of this money comes with very few limitations and can easily be accessed for music education programs. You simply must ASK FOR THE MONEY! We’ll show you how easy it is to access this money and how you can put it to use in your music programs. The money is there – you simply have to take advantage of it!
Be sure to check out the  PMEA Webinars  page for complete information, as well as recordings of previous webinars. Act 48 hours are available for all webinars (whether you watch them live or recorded), provided the two required online surveys (found on the webinars page) are completed.

$1 MILLION FOR NEW INSTRUMENTS


Our Made in America Stimulus Purchase Program celebrating USA manufacturing still has funds available. The pandemic has been difficult for all of us and Conn-Selmer has committed to providing an additional $1 million of stimulus aid to schools interested in purchasing school-owned USA manufactured instruments.This includes bass clarinets, tubas, french horns, marching brass, baritones, euphoniums, sousaphones, mallet instruments, timpani, and other made in America products typically purchased by schools and used across multiple ensembles. 
 LEARN MORE  We are excited to shine a light on the importance of American hand-made craftsmanship while also encouraging economic growth right here in the USA. From sourcing to producing, we pride ourselves on supporting jobs and manufacturing high-quality instruments for music education. Download this .pdf and take advantage of this unique offer before it’s gone! For order inquiries, please contact your local Conn-Selmer Dealer or email Conn-Selmer’s Division of Education at education@connselmer.com