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Dr. Caron Collins, college students from The Crane School of Music, and the St. Mary's School Band in upstate, NY participated in a research study, Addressing Diversity through Democracy in Performing Ensembles. Culturally Responsive Teaching theory was combined with the Curious, Collaborative, Creativity approach to construct a meaningful student-centered music curriculum. Students selected the music they wished to learn and teachers designed activities based upon their students' cultural background and interests. Results indicated that students were more engaged in music making, improved performance skills, and retained valuable knowledge. Their research was presented at the 2018 National Association for Music Education (NAfME) Research Conference in Atlanta, Georgia. Their handout from the research conference is available HERE.
The Quincy Notre Dame High School Band, Pam Potter, Director, performed Veteran's Day Ceremonies at the Illinois Veterans Home each year for over 35 years. This picture taken in 2010 before Pam's retirement in May of 2011.