Please Read: National Music Expert's Report on Budget Cuts & the MBUSD Music Program
Dear MBUSD Music Families and Friends,
We value and are grateful for your support of our music program over the years. As you have heard, the current district budget cuts are threatening the viability of our music program.
As you know, Dr. John Benham, a national music education expert, was recently brought in to examine these budget cuts, assess the status of the MBUSD music program, and propose clear, proven solutions to the current issues.
This report provides data-supported and research-driven, in-depth evaluation and analysis of the MBUSD music program, and it highlights important issues in the program, along with strategic and structural recommendations. It is our goal to collaboratively resolve these issues in partnership with the District Administration and the School Board.
We hope you will review this report and help champion the unified efforts of choir, band and orchestra families to save and strengthen our music program for all our students, families, and the wider community. This report is also available on the Mira Costa Band, Choir, and Orchestra Boosters websites, as well as www.manhattanbeachmusic.org.
We will be in touch again soon with further information on the MB Music Coalition and how you can help. In the meantime, you can join our mailing list here. Best regards,