Rachel Rivard ’15 says music ed is important because all students, even the exceptionally gifted, need a creative outlet.
Fortunately for the students at the SciTech high school in Springfield, trumpeter Gary Bernice decided his real calling was to be a band director.
The award ceremony will take place at the Massachusetts State House on Thursday, April 23.
Boston’s WBUR radio highlights the “El Sistema” music education program UMass band alum Gary Bernice ’07, ’10G employs at Springfield’s SciTech high school.
Making the film will raise the profile of the Sci-Tech Band in the community and show what’s possible for other schools around the country.