When everyone works well together great things can happen for our students. The collaboration in New Bruswick to restore music and arts education is a great case in point!
During the two decades New Brunswick was remaking itself into a celebrated cultural hub, the music program in its public high school kept getting cut back until there was nothing.
No chorus, no marching band, no orchestra.
But with the help of the city's arts institutions, the district is rebuilding its music program, beginning with fourth- and fifth-graders. The goal is to prepare the younger students for the visual and performing arts institute planned for the new high school expected to open in 2009.