SIXTH GRADE CHORUS celebrates MUSIC IN OUR SCHOOLS MONTH The Cazenovia Middle School Chorus, under the direction of Ellen Dougherty, was selected to participate in the New York State School Music Association’s (NYSSMA) 2016Music In Our Schools Month Celebration at the Empire State Plaza in Albany on Thursday, March 10th. March has been officially designated by The National Association for Music Education (MENC) for the observance of Music In Our Schools Month (MIOSM), the time of year when music education becomes the focus of schools across the nation. The purpose of MIOSM is to raise awareness of the importance of music education for all children – and to remind citizens that school is where all children should have access to music. NYSSMA makes arrangements every year for a number of groups to perform as ambassadors from their Legislative Districts. The Cazenovia Middle School Sixth Grade Chorus was presented with a plaque from the 2016 NYSSMA Music in Our School Month chairperson which will be displayed in school.