Mt. Ephraim Students Recognized for Music Participation


During the March 14, 2016 Mt. Ephraim Board of Education (BOE) meeting, Principal Mike Hunter recognized students from Mary Bray School and Raymond Kershaw School for their participation in the district’s music programs.

Because March is designated as Music in our Schools Month® or MIOSM®, Mt. Ephraim School District students were honored for their music, band, and choral participation.

Music In Our Schools Month is celebrated annually in March. The purpose of Music In Our Schools Month is to engage music educators, students, and communities from around the country in promoting the benefits of high quality music education programs in schools.

Music In Our Schools Month began in New York in 1973 as a single statewide Advocacy Day. It has since grown to become a month-long celebration of school music.

On its website, the National Association for Music Education states: “The purpose of MIOSM is to raise awareness of the importance of music education for all children and to remind citizens that schools are where all children should have access to music. MIOSM is an opportunity for music teachers to bring their music programs to the attention of the school and the community, and to display the benefits that school music brings to students of all ages.”

With Principal Mike Hunter, from left, are Fourth Grade Music Students: Jocelyn Carter, Sean Slattery, Noah Andujar Gary Gable, and Madelin Carter.


Raymond Kershaw Band/Choral Students with Principal Mike Hunter from back left: Alexandria Holton, Cassie Copsetta, Aeriana Gonzales Gilbrook, and Ava Crothers. Front row from left:  Guilanna Mallon, Phaedra Rabeau, Michael Cipolone, and  Zachary Vilardo. (Not pictured: Ricky Henderson)


Matt King (center) is pictured with Principal Mike Hunter and General and Music Technology Teacher, Mary Manion.