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A Musical Mystery Tour
September 24, 2019

After 25 years of teaching, I have taken my band students on trips almost every year to places like New York City, Disney World and more. Each trip takes tons of work for preparation and fundraising. At times, I’m sure a lot of us share the feeling that we are more like accountants, travel agents, […]

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SYF Endowment Fund Reaches $1 Million
September 18, 2019

Two things are central to SYTA’s work: changing young lives and raising funds. In 2015, the SYTA Youth Foundation kicked off a five-year campaign to have $1 million in the Endowment Fund. Thanks to the generosity of SYTA and SYF supporters, sponsors, and donors, that goal was officially reached! Every dollar, ticket, mulligan and auction […]

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Engage the Introvert … and Keep Them Interested
September 18, 2019

People describe me using these words: Loud. Talkative. Outgoing. Life of the party. Adventurous. Gregarious. My whole life, I’ve been an extrovert. I can go to an event or travel alone and not know a soul, but by the time the event ends or I return home, I’ve made 10 new acquaintances, swapped e-mail addresses, […]

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Distinctive Arts and Educational Experiences for Students
September 11, 2019

Since 1998, more than 640,000 people have participated in Broadway Classroom, an exceptional education program that combines a trip to Broadway with a unique interactive workshop. Broadway Classroom continues to be the industry leader in providing distinctive arts and educational experiences in the heart of New York City. For a small taste of what Broadway […]

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Insider Tips for a Free Power Trip
September 11, 2019

Enjoy powerful fun for all ages by planning an electrifying educational field trip to the admission-free Niagara Power Vista, a USA Today “10 Best in Niagara” attraction. The Power Vista features more than 50 interactive energy and STEAM exhibits about hydroelectricity and Niagara’s geology. The exhibits, located mere minutes from Niagara Falls in Lewiston, New York, are on […]

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