Johnny Key

Commissioner of Education

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A Division of the Arkansas Department of Education

Play It Again, Arkansas!

Research has shown that music education helps students do better in other areas of academic study. More importantly, music education gives our students a positive activity that builds their confidence and teaches them lessons about diligence, persistence, perseverance, creativity, and teamwork. 
Through your contributions to "Play It Again, Arkansas!" our students will have access to gently used and/or repaired instruments through their local band directors. Your support through this Initiative creates opportunities for Arkansas's students in public schools to discover their talents, to believe in themselves and in others, and to generate pathways for paying-it-forward and for giving back.
Call or email “Play It Again, Arkansas!” to donate an instrument, make a financial contribution, or to determine the best way for you to contribute to Arkansas’s music education programs in public schools.

For more information, please contact:

John H. Caldwell, Public School Program Advisor 
Play It Again, Arkansas!
Arkansas Department of Education
Division of Elementary and Secondary Education
Learning Services
101 Bulldog Drive
Plumerville, Arkansas 72127
501-580-9671 or
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