Metairie Music Club

National Music Week

2016 Theme:  "Music ... Notes to the Future"
2017 Theme:  "Music ... An Adventure for Life"

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 this important week with two fun activities.  Student must be a member of a Junior Club in the Metairie Music Club to participate.

Bookmark Contest

  Metairie Music Club also 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. 

2015-2016 Metairie Music Club Bookmark Contest Winners

Overall Winner Vivien Wang
Division 1 First Place - Camille Weimer
Division 2 First Place - Makaila Reine
HM - Psalm McClellan
Division 3 First Place - Cody Brunious
HM - Chloe Villars
Division 4 First Place - Bayleigh Fife
HM - Matthew Vuong
Division 5 First Place - Olivia Hand
HM - Adam Robert Ledet
Division 6 First Place - Sara Beaulieu
HM - Christopher Vuong

2015-2016 Essay Contest Winners

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.

 2015-2016 Metairie Music Club Essay Contest winners
Overall winner James Maxwell
Grades 4-6 Sharika Page
Grades 7-12 Sara Beaulieu

Metairie Music Club student Chizoba Ogbuefi was the Louisiana Essay Contest winner!  Her essay and photo were featured in Junior Keynotes Magazine.

Another Metairie Student Sarrah Laurent had her drawing featured in the same Junior Keynotes Magazine as well, in the Imagination Nook Drawing section!

CONGRATULATIONS to our Metairie Winners!

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 types.
3. No entry can be longer than 500 words.
4. Essays will be judged on content, grammar, and syntax.
5. Only one submission per student is allowed.
6. All submissions must include the cover sheet in order to be considered.

(Students in grades 7 - 12 may also submit their essays to the NFMC Essay Contest.  This NFMC deadline is January 15.  $50 awards are given to the winner of each state.  See NFMC website for details and application form.)

  The file is in pdf format.  If you are unable to open it, please click the following link to download the free Adobe Reader

For information on any National Music Week activity, contact Barbara Chauvin for details.