Congratulations to Jill for earning her 45-point cup and Rachel for earning her 30-point cup. It was a group effort from family and multiple teachers.
While the rating is not the reason why I have my students participate in solo festival of Federation, it is the performance experience that I value. It does show persistence to earn gold cups when you consider it takes at least three years to earn one (15 points). The 45-point cup is Jill’s third gold cup, and the 30-point cup is Rachel’s second.
The National Federation of Music Clubs Junior Pledge is inspiring. Here it is: I acknowledge my indebtedness to good music; I know that the music of a nation inspires of degrades; I realize that acquaintance with great music instills a love of that which brings courage and lofty ideals and tends toward clean, noble living. I promise to do all in my power to make America truly musical.