Sen. James Seward welcomed
students from the Cherry Valley-
Springfield Central School district
to Albany on Tuesday.
Students from the CV-S fifth and sixth grade band, under the direction of Michelle Schmitt, performed in the concourse of the Empire State Plaza as part of “Music in our Schools” month.
“Performances like this one, coordinated by the New York State School Music Association (NYSSMA), are a terrific showcase for the talent that exists in schools throughout the state,” said Seward. “I enjoyed meeting with the students from Cherry Valley-Springfield and hearing the results of their hard work.”
Choirs, orchestras and bands from across the state travel to Albany throughout the month of March to take part in ``Music in our Schools’’ festivities.
“Music education plays an important role in developing a well-rounded student. Problem solving, creativity and critical thinking are just a few of the skills that are enhanced through music.
I have fought long and hard to protect aid to our schools so programs like music will continue to receive much needed funding,” concluded Seward.