Arts, Culture, and Humanities

Warren Jr Military Band Inc

  • Youngstown, OH
  • www.wjmb.org

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Mission Statement

The Warren Jr. Military Band provides all children, regardless of skill level, with an unequaled opportunity in the arts. It is the organization's mission to develop the musical skills and artistic awareness of children of all ages and abilities, not just the talented few. By developing individual children's musical skills and teaching them to play artistic and challenging music, children of all abilities are helped to develop the technical, conceptual, and expressive abilities needed for aesthetic music making. We believe this adds a dimension to character that produces adults who exhibit thoughtfulness, sensitivity, responsiveness, and concern for others; who seek challenges with confidence, who have developed a good work ethic, and who understand and value the obligations of community - citizenship and community service. Musical performance is one of the most rewarding and most expressive forms of communication, and music of high quality in terms of thematic development, technical challenge, and emotional intensity produces the best results for teaching group, and individual, responsibilities in music making. The favoring of popular culture by our media has diminished the value of artistic music, and the arts in general, due to the acceptance of the lowest common denominator. Adding to this problem, many music educators have falsely identified their role in teaching as simply providing the opportunity to make music and have fun. Opportunity alone is useless if the result is no better than the current lowest standard. Music education is as much about the development of expressive thought as it is technical skill and teamwork. The teaching of artistic music provides a means for musicians to master their aural, verbal, technical, and expressive skills. This combination presents a challenge to the musician on a physical, mental, and emotional level, which brings about aesthetic music making. The curriculum of the Jr. Military Band is a year-around program that stresses music education in concert band, chamber ensembles, and solo repertoire. It provides quality instruction, exposure to challenging and artistic music, numerous performance opportunities, and collegial interaction with young musicians of all abilities from beginner to college music major.

ruling year

1959

Principal Officer

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Judith Cartwright

Keywords

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youth, band, music, children, education, arts

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Also Known As

WJMB

EIN

34-6558975

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Cause Area (NTEE Code)

Arts Education/Schools (A25)

Scholarships, Student Financial Aid, Awards (B82)

Single Organization Support (A11)

IRS Filing Requirement

This organization is required to file an IRS Form 990 or 990-EZ.

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Program 1

The Fall/Winter Concert program operates a youth wind ensemble, small brass, woodwind and percussion ensembles, and individual and small group music lessons for members. Students are from the Warren-Youngstown area. The organization also provides teachers, lessons, and instruments for in-school music education outreach in local inner-city schools. Lessons and instruments are provided free. The Summer Festival Band program consists of a two-week live-in music camp and a two week performance tour. The music staff consists of 8 professional music educators certified in K-12 music education and 8 - 10 college students who are music education majors. Students are from Ohio, Pennsylvania and Michigan. The organization provides training and scholarships to college music education students who intern as staff educators with WJMB.

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WARREN JR MILITARY BAND
Fiscal year: Sep 01-Aug 31

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Warren Jr Military Band Inc

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Principal Officer

Judith Cartwright

BIO

Operational leadership is under the direction of Judith Cartwright, who has been associated with the organization for 30 years. She holds a Masters Degree from Case Western Reserve University in Nursing, with a major in Administration. A Mellen Scholar at Case, she is also a member of Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society. She is a recipient of the Distinguished Service Award of the Mid-America Competing Band Directors Association. Business leadership is provided by James F. Cartwright, BS with major in Economics from the Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania. Musical leaders include the following music education professionals: Lauren Munroe, Coordinating Director, BM Ed, Youngstown State University; Chris Bennett, Co-Director, MM, Youngstown State University; Carl Snyder, Co-Director, BM Ed, Youngstown State University; Josh Hawkins, Co-Director, BM Ed, Youngstown State University; Chris Houser, Co-Director, BM Ed, Youngstown State University; Holly Ceci, Artistic Design Coordinator, BS, Youngstown State University; Chris Foster, Co-Director (summer), BM Ed, Youngstown State University.

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