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The U.S. House of Representatives, acting on the recommendation of the House Committee on Education and the Workforce, expressed unanimous support for the value of school-based music education when it passed a Concurrent Resolution on Tuesday that says music instruction “is an important component of a well-rounded academic curriculum and should be available to every student in every school.”

To demonstrate its support for music advocacy and education, Neutrik USA today donated $2,000 to NAMM, the International Music Products Association, to create more music makers through the association’s ongoing advocacy programs. NAMM will match Neutrik’s donation with an additional $1,000 to support community outreach programs such as SupportMusic.com.

In an effort to increase awareness of its petition to keep music education programs in schools, NAMM, the International Music Products Association and The Music Edge, its Web-based teen music-making initiative, recently partnered with Fanscape, a leading youth entertainment marketing company. Signatures for the petition, which originated in 2002, will be collected through February 25, and will be delivered to Congress on March 9.

NAMM, the International Music Products Association, ended its 2005 NAMM Show today with more music, educational sessions and business meetings among Members.

The third day of the 2005 NAMM Show featured a pre-show NAMM University breakfast session with live music and a panel discussion. "Manufacturers Are from Mars, Retailers Are from Venus" was moderated by Danny Rocks and included well-known members from different segments of the industry.

NAMM, the International Music Products Association, today held its Annual Meeting of Members presided over by Chairman Paul Heid during the 2005 NAMM Show. After introducing past presidents in attendance, Heid called for the vote of the new slate of the NAMM Board of Directors. The following NAMM Members were elected for service from 2005 to 2008:

NAMM, the International Music Products Association, kicked off the second day of the 2005 NAMM Show with a well-attended early-morning NAMM University breakfast session at the Hilton Anaheim Hotel.

The music products industry's new sales year reached a crescendo today as the 103rd NAMM Show got under way in Anaheim, Calif., bringing thousands of NAMM Member retail music store buyers, celebrities and guests to see and play the latest musical innovations from a record 1,426 exhibiting companies.

NAMM, the International Music Products Association, opened its 2005 NAMM Show with a swirl of activity. Educational sessions, musical performances and a show floor featuring thousands of exhibits created a busy scene at the Anaheim Convention Center.

The sixth annual “Best 100 Communities for Music Education” survey will begin accepting online submissions on January 19, and will remain open through the first week of March. The survey, which people can complete online by visiting the American Music Conference (AMC) on the Web at www.amc-music.org, is open to anyone who wishes to enter information about his or her school district.

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