NAMM Music Education Advocacy D.C. Fly-In

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May 21-24, 2018 · Washington, D.C.

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NAMM Music Education Advocacy D.C. Fly-In
May 21- 24, 2018

Registration is Open
Reg Deadline: April 27, 2018

Each spring, NAMM members gather in Washington, D.C. to serve as advocates for the right of every child to learn and grow with music by visiting with their elected representatives on Capitol Hill.

NAMM Fly-In participants receive intensive training with policy experts to learn about the policies and priorities of the current administration. With guidance from veteran delegates and seasoned professionals, NAMM members prepare research-based talking points for visits with their Members of Congress. These visits are not just a time to make demands of our legislature, however. It is also when we encourage Senators and Representatives to celebrate the school districts and schools that receive national recognition through The NAMM Foundation’s Best Community for Music Education or SupportMusic Merit Award within their states and congressional districts.

NAMM members will connect with other delegates from their states to form a working coalition to monitor progress and provide support to local school districts through distribution of established educational materials and providing access to effective advocacy templates. 

NAMM members are welcome to bring guests (one max). NAMM guests are welcome to attend meals and events; see the schedule below.

Music Education Advocacy Fly-In

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It is a rewarding honor to be a part of the diverse group of NAMM members who come together with a common purpose, to ensure that our education system continues to provide the opportunity to learn music. In Washington, we are personally educating our country’s leaders on the power of music and helping to protect student’s rights to have music as part of their curriculum, today and into the future.

Crystal Morris • President of Gator Cases

What to Expect

Optional Day of Service
All-day Advocacy training
Research Briefings
Meetings on Capitol Hill
NAMM-hosted special events
Free NAMM Advocacy Fly-In App

Optional Day of Service Details 

NAMM members are invited to participate in a morning Day of Service with D.C. Public Schools for their music festival at The Kennedy Center on Monday, May 21. If you would like to sign up for this event, please make sure you opt in when you register for the Fly-In and note that you must arrive Sunday evening as we will depart early Monday morning. Space is limited, so please reserve your spot early. 

I have no doubt that our voices were heard loud and clear by the members of the House and Senate with whom we were able to meet, and that music as a core academic subject will ultimately not be left out of the language in the final version of the ESEA.

Daniel Shatzkes · Gig Gear LLC


Sunday, May 20th



Delegates participating in the Day of Service arrive

6:00PM - 7:30PM


Informal Dinner for Day of Service Delegates at the Hyatt

Monday, May 21st



Delegates not participating in the Day of Service arrive

7:30AM - 12:00PM


Breakfast and Day of Service at the Kennedy Center

12:30 PM


Delegate Lunch at the Hyatt

5:30PM - 8:00PM


Cocktail Reception and Dinner for Delegates and Guests at the Hyatt

Tuesday, May 22nd

7:00AM - 8:00AM


Breakfast at the Hyatt for Delegates and Guests

8:30AM - 4:00PM


Delegate Training at Nelson Mullins

6:00PM - 8:30PM


Reception and Dinner for Delegates and Guests at Nelson Mullins

Wednesday, May 23rd



Breakfast at the Hyatt for Delegates and Guests

8:30AM - 5:00PM


Delegate Capitol Hill visits

11:30AM - 2:00PM


Delegate Lunch in the Capitol

5:30PM - 7:00PM


Reception in the Capitol for Delegates and Guests

Thursday, May 24th



Breakfast at the Hyatt for Delegates and Guests

11:00AM - 12:00PM


Delegates SupportMusic Call and Lunch

For more information please view our FAQ or contact Eric Ebel