Amp Up NYC Modern Band Workshop Recap

On May 17-18, 40 NYC DOE public school music teachers received Level 1 Modern Band training at Boys and Girls Harbor in East Harlem, NY. This training was lead by six Modern Band trainers, all of whom are NYC DOE public school Modern Band teachers. Barbara Murray from the NYC DOE Office of Arts and Special Projects opened the training by welcoming the teachers and praising the work that Amp Up NYC is doing to bring Modern Band into NYC classrooms through investments in instruments and teacher training. Several members of the higher education community were also present for this two-day training. Of all the positive feedback we received from the teacher surveys at the end of the training session, 94% of teachers said that this training was “one of the greatest professional developments of their career”.

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