NYSSMA Government Relations Committee 

Alan Orloff

Alan Orloff
NYSSMA Government Relations
Committee Chair

The 44th Annual Joseph R. Sugar NYSSMA Day in Albany is only 6 days away on Monday, March 6th!

It is not too late to join your fellow NYSSMA members and attend this most important event. No one can be a better advocate for our music programs than you. Joe Sugar’s legacy of 44 consecutive years establishing lines of communications with the Legislators who control our Music Education programs is pure genius, as is his creation of what has now become Music in Our Schools Month (MIOSM). We celebrate MIOSM with our annual visitation day.

Come visit your Assembly and Senate members with other members of your county. You can download and print out all the advocacy materials below.

Come hear our incredible All State Instrumental and Vocal Jazz ensembles as they perform at the Capitol to “kick off” Music in Our Schools Month.

Come enjoy our Concert and Reception from 5:30-7:30 pm in Capitol Conference Center Room 6 (by The Egg)

Above all, come help us represent the almost 2 million school music students of New York State and help preserve a high quality, comprehensive, sequential, multi-discipline Music education taught by a certified Music teacher for them.

Don’t be caught up in political exhaustion. Now more than ever we need NYSSMA members in Albany advocating for our kids.

Contact your County President to find out what arrangements and appointments have been made and join us! I look forward to seeing you in Albany.

Announcing the 44th Annual Joseph R. Sugar NYSSMA Day in Albany!

Monday, March 6, 2017, 9:00AM

Albany Invite

Members Talking Points

Tier Finance Info

Albany Schedule

Everything ESSA


The future of music education in the state of New York is dependent on the support of educators, parents, students, communities, legislators, and support groups. This new area on the NYSSMA Web Site features important advocacy information to aid in supporting music education at the local level. The NYSSMA Government Relations Committee presents the information on this web site to assist music educators and parents in supporting the right of every student to receive a well-rounded education that includes a comprehensive, sequential, high-quality program of music taught by a qualified music teacher.  Please credit the source when using this information in your advocacy efforts.

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