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December 20, 2013


MRH HS Rhythm & Blues Band Selected to Perform at National Conference

NSBA New OrleansThe Maplewood Richmond Heights School District is extremely proud to announce that the High School’s Blue Devil Rhythm & Blues Band has been selected by the National School Boards Association (NSBA) to perform at their annual convention in New Orleans. The band, led by Instrumental Music Teacher Jason Harris, will be the convention’s opening entertainment on Saturday, April 5, 2014 at the New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center. 

Only three high school musical groups from across the United States are invited to perform at the NSBA conference each year. The NSBA Annual Conference & Exposition is the largest national gathering of elected officials and offers a large collection of professional development opportunities for school board members and other education leaders. Over 5,000 school leaders from across the county attend the annual convention and its opening session.

“This is such an wonderful opportunity for our kids to showcase their incredible talents for a national audience,” said MRH Superintendent Karen I. Hall. “Additionally, this is a tremendous honor for our High School and its innovative music program.  I couldn’t be more proud!”

About the National School Boards Association
Founded in 1940, NSBA is a not-for-profit organization representing state associations of school boards and their more than 90,000 local school board members throughout the United States, virtually all of whom are elected. These local officials govern more than 13,600 local school districts serving the nation’s 50 million public school students. NSBA achieves that mission by representing the school board perspective in working with federal government agencies and national organizations that impact education, and provides vital information and services to state associations of school boards throughout the nation.

For more information, contact MRH School District at (314) 644-4400.