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AMEA: 1980s

 

1981

President-Elect added to AMEA Board of Directors

 

1983

Arizona Music Educators Association formally incorporated

First Annual Summer Leadership Planning Retreat, Tucson

 

1985

Vice President for High School Activities added to AMEA Board of Directors

 

1986

Re-establishment of independent Arizona Music Educators Association In-Service Conference

High School All-State Jazz Band established

 

1987

Vice President for Elementary/Jr. High School Activities added to AMEA Board of Directors

 

1988

Operational grants received from Arizona Commission of the Arts

Official Arizona Music Educators Association logo designed and adopted

 

1989

High School All-State Jazz and Show Choir established

Golden Anniversary Celebration of the Arizona Music Educators Association, Phoenix

Current membership of AMEA: 800

AMEA: 1970s

 

1973

Arizona Music Educators Association became affiliated with the Arizona Alliance for Arts Education

 

1974

First Arizona Music Educators Association and Arizona Alliance for Arts Education joint In-Service Conference, Phoenix

 

1975

Regional Festivals established

 

1979

First Marching Band Festival organized

Elementary/Junior High School Music Festivals established

Retired Teacher Cadre organized

AMEA: 1960s

 

1964

Silver Anniversary Celebration of the Arizona Music Educators Association in Tempe

Music Educator of the Year Award established

Special membership project yielded 200 additional members (total membership exceeded 500)

 

1965

State Music Advisory Committee appointed by Dr. Sarah Folsom, State Superintendent of Public Instruction

 

1966

Raymond G. Van Diest appointed first State Music Supervisor in Arizona by Dr. Sarah Folsom

 

1967

Arizona Interscholastic Association Music Advisory Committee organized

 

1969

Higher Education Section organized

Vice President for Arizona Interscholastic Association Activities established

Arizona Music Educators Association Convention became independent of Arizona Education Association

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