National Music Week

National Music Week

2017 Theme: “Music… An Adventure for Life”

2018 Theme: “The Universal Language”

Sponsored by the National Federation of Music Clubs

National Music Week, celebrated by the National Federation of Music Clubs, was originated to focus attention on the value and enjoyment of music throughout our nation, to make the public aware of the importance of all forms of music in our lives and to encourage the participation of both the performer and the listener. It is observed during the first full week of May.

The Metairie Music Club observes National Music Week with two fun activities for our Juniors. Student must be a member of a Junior Club in the Metairie Music Club to participate.

 

2017-2018 CONTEST DEADLINE: DECEMBER 1, 2017

Bookmark Contest

Metairie Music Club sponsors a Bookmark Contest for its Junior members. The winning bookmark will be printed, and the chairman will deliver bookmarks to all relevant locations as he/she determines, i.e. local schools, libraries, retail music venues, etc. during National Music Week. Deadline is December 1. Application forms are available below and from the chairman.

 

2016-2017 MMC Bookmark Contest Winners

Overall Winner: Anthony Zou
Click here to view the 2016-2017 Winning Bookmark

Pre-K -Kindergarten:
1st Place Winner
Ava Mai
Music Teacher: Melanie Perez

1st – 2nd Grade Division:
1st Place Winner:
Alexandra Livingston
Music Teacher: Meryl Zimmerman

3rd – 4th Grade Division:
1st Place Winner:
Andrew Shen
Music Teacher: Dr. Chia-Hsing Lin

5th – 6th Grade Division:
1st Place Winner:
Bayleigh Fife
Music Teacher: Bonnie Knowles

7th – 8th Grade Division:
1st Place Winner:
Anita Zahiri
Music Teacher: Dr. Chia-Hsing Lin

9th – 12th Grade Division:
1st Place Winner:
Brooke Scardino
Music Teacher: Megan Dearie

1st – 2nd Grade Division:
Honorable Mention:
Jasmine Zou
Music Teacher: Dr. Chia-Hsing Lin

3rd – 4th Grade Division:
Honorable Mention:
Christine Tseng
Music Teacher: Dr. Chia-Hsing Lin

5th – 6th Grade Division:
Honorable Mention:
Isabella Loyacono
Music Teacher: Elena Bowes

7th – 8th Grade Division:
Honorable Mention:
Matthew Vuong
Music Teacher: Melanie Perez

9th – 12th Grade Division:
Honorable Mention:
Sara Beaulieu
Music Teacher: Dr.Chia-Hsing Lin

Bookmark Contest Rules

Bookmark entries must be submitted on the form provided below.

  1. Only drawings that express the theme will be considered.
    2. All designs must be submitted as original black and white drawings.
    3. Designs must be dark enough, neat enough, and clear enough to be re-printed.
    4. Designs may be vertical or horizontal, but must fit into the space provided below.
    5. Bookmarks will be judged on neatness, expression of theme, and artistic ability.
    6. Only one submission per student is allowed.

AWARDS: A medal will be awarded to one winner and a certificate to one honorable mention winner in each division.
A trophy will be awarded to one overall winner, and that design will appear on the MMC bookmark to be distributed to
club members, music retail stores and other appropriate venues.

DIVISIONS:
I. Pre-K & Kindergarten
II. Grades 1 & 2
III. Grades 3 & 4
IV. Grades 5 & 6
V. Grades 7 & 8
VI. Grades 9 – 12

Download National Music Week Bookmark Contest Application

Send Forms to Chairman Barbara Chauvin.
For information on any National Music Week activity, contact Barbara Chauvin for details.

Essay Contest

To provide incentive for students in grades 2 – 4, 5 – 8 and 9 – 12 to write essays on the National Music Week Themes, the Metairie Music Club sponsors an essay contest for its Junior members. Deadline is November 1. Essay is judged on content, grammar and syntax.

 

2016-2017 MMC -National Music Week Essay Contest Winners

Overall Winner:
William Wells
Music Teacher: Dr. Chia-Hsing Lin

2nd – 4th Grade Division:
1st Place Winner:
James Meaux
Music Teacher: Dr. Chia-Hsing Lin

5th – 8th Grade Division:
1st Place Winner:
Isabella Loyacono
Music Teacher: Elena Bowes

9th – 12th Grade Division:
1st Place Winner:
Delaney Bright
Music Teacher: Dr. Chia-Hsing Lin

2nd – 4th Grade Division:
Honorable Mention:
Elijah Meaux
Music Teacher: Dr. Chia-Hsing Lin

5th – 8th Grade Division:
Honorable Mention:
Anita Zahiri
Music Teacher: Dr. Chia-Hsing Lin

9th – 12th Grade Division:
Honorable Mention:
Keyana Zahiri
Music Teacher: Dr. Chia-Hsing Lin

CONGRATULATIONS to our Metairie Winners!

CONGRATULATIONS also to Ciana Williams, student of MMC member Sylvia Palmer, on winning the Essay at the state level.  Ciana won a $50 prize along with having her essay published in the NFMC Junior Keynotes Magazine.

Essay Contest Rules

There are now three divisions:
Grades 2-4 Essay must be typed and no longer than 250 words.
Grades 5-8 Essay must be typed and no longer than 500 words.
Grades 9-12 Essay must be typed and no longer than 500 words.

Contest Rules:
1. Only essays that express the theme will be considered.
2.  All entries must be typed.
3. Essays will be judged on content, grammar, and syntax.
4. Only one submission per student is allowed.
5. All submissions must include the application form  (cover letter) provided by the Metairie Music Club in order to be considered.

(Students in grades 7 – 12 may also submit their essays to the NFMC Essay Contest.  This NFMC deadline is February 1.  $50 awards are given to the winner of each state.  See LFMC website and NFMC website for details and application form.)

Download National Music Week Essay Contest Cover Letter

Send Essay along with NMW Essay Cover Letter to Chairman Barbara Chauvin.
For information on any National Music Week activity, contact Barbara Chauvin for details.

Metairie Music Club

Metairie Music Club, a non-profit organization made up of professional and non-professional individuals interested in the promotion of music in our community, encourages your participation in all of our events.
© 2017 Metairie Music Club

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Email:  MetairieMusicClub@gmail.com