House adopts Pashinski resolution designating March 2015 Music in Our Schools Month

HARRISBURG, March 2 – State Rep. Eddie Day Pashinski, D-Luzerne, said he is proud to report that the state House today adopted his resolution recognizing the importance of music in the schools and acknowledging music educators across the commonwealth.

House Resolution 44 designates March 2015 as Music in Our Schools Month in Pennsylvania. The resolution acknowledges the academic and creative benefits music provides to students. Pashinski said performances will illuminate the Capitol halls throughout the month and they are a testament to the hard work and dedication to their craft.  

"I have an undeniable passion for music and educating our children. I sincerely believe that the two go hand in hand in helping children develop and learn,” Pashinski said.

The National Association for Music Education designated March for the observance of Music in Our Schools Month. The Pennsylvania Music Educators Association highlights Music in Our Schools Month by promoting concerts held in the Pennsylvania State Capitol, as well as encouraging members across the state to have concerts and remind parents, administrators and community members about the importance and value of music education.

"This is a great opportunity for students in Pennsylvania schools to showcase the education they've received from outstanding music educators throughout the Commonwealth," said Dennis Emert, PMEA president and teacher of elementary instrumental music in the Fox Chapel Area School District. “PMEA would like to thank Representative Eddie Day Pashinski for his continuing support of music education in the schools of Pennsylvania and for sponsoring this resolution.”

Pashinski noted he will present the resolution Wednesday to PMEA.