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.
Please call the Division of Elementary and Secondary Education, Learning Services at 501-683-4800 “Play It Again, Arkansas!” to donate an instrument, make a financial contribution, or determine the best way for you to contribute to Arkansas’s music education programs in public schools.
For more information, please contact:
Lupe Peña de Martínez, Learning Services
Arkansas Department of Education
Division of Elementary and Secondary Education
Four Capitol Mall, Mail
Little Rock, AR 72201