MTown is featured in the People + News segment in South Jersey Magazine’s August 2013 edition. Mtown and SJMEP are both happy and proud to be serving the area and making a difference – for the better. Our short term plan is to keep up our efforts and help more kids in the South Jersey area so they can discover music and express themselves positively. If you agree, please consider making a donation, or use the link on the right.
June, 2013: What a difference a month makes! South Jersey Music Education Partnership (SJMEP) is pleased to announce that we have issued 45 music scholarships to elementary students in Medford, NJ! We have finally made our vision a reality and we are not stopping there. We plan to branch out into other affected towns that have Elementary Band stripped out of the curriculum. We can only do this with your support. So please consider making a donation to make a difference.
We have already awarded Scholarships for the 2013 summer season. We appreciate the large turnout and interest in our program. Please stay tuned for more information regarding music scholarships…
So.. who are we?
We are Musicians who are also Dads, or is it Dads who are also Musicians??
We have banded together for a common cause that is becoming more and more evident in our schools. Since – in harder fiscal times, music and arts are always the first programs cut back or worse – removed all together from our public schools. We believe that Music, Arts, and Cultural programs in schools are just as beneficial to a student’s emerging skills as academic programs. We formed this organization to raise awareness and funds to help students, families and schools to bolster music, arts and cultural programs.
We are also members of M-Town Jazz Jam. A jazz combo band that offers students from elementary school through college a forum to play jazz in a comfortable setting. No pressure or attitudes, only a family-oriented, fun environment offering a place for students to hone their skills and have a great time as well.