Arts Education

The Arts are part of a well-rounded education.

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New Hampshire Arts Standards and Model Competencies

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The Arts and Social Emotional Learning

New Hampshire Rocks: Modern Band in the Granite State

2022 Modern Band Request for Applications The NHED will offer to no less than eighteen (18) teachers two days of in-state, face to face training in modern band pedagogy. Additionally, each selected teacher will receive up to $2,500 for purchasing demonstration instruments for their classrooms and/or expenses related to being able to attend the New Hampshire based training such as mileage or substitute pay. Trainings will be held at Pembroke Academy in Pembroke, New Hampshire on Tuesday, August 23, 2022 and Thursday, September 22, 2022.

Modern Band Context: Modern band utilizes pedagogical practices aligned to the New Hampshire Arts Model Competencies. Modern band programs will leverage proven factors for student success as highlighted in the state’s ESSA plan such as:

  • Student, parent, and family engagement
  • Social emotion learning opportunities
  • Teaching methods and materials that support the principles of Universal Design for Learning
  • Expanding students’ opportunity for music as a component of a well-rounded education (Title IV-A)

Found Drum Challenge Videos:

  • Mr. Williams' Found Drum Challenge (click on link to download with your media player) by Dan Williams, Instrumental Music Director, John Stark Regional High School, Weare, New Hampshire

  • Dave Wish Founder, Little Kids Rock, Montclair, New Jersey

  • Liberty Devitto, professional drummer (Billy Joel, Slim Kings) and Modern Band supporter

Contact:

Marcia McCaffrey
Arts Consultant
603-271-3193
Marcia.McCaffrey@doe.nh.gov