Week celebrates importance of music in the community
Published 3:00 am Saturday, May 7, 2016
Troy Mayor Jason A. Reeves has declared the week of May 1-8, 2016 National Music Week in Troy.
Reeves signed a proclamation Tuesday asking all citizens of Troy to observe and take part in activities recognizing the importance of music, musicians and musical organizations to the life of Troy, the state, the nation and the world.
Lyra Crapps, Troy Music Study Club president, and Amanda Ford, club vice president, were present for the signing of the proclamation that recognizes the increasingly important role music plays in today’s world.
The proclamation stated that music is one of the most sublime of human pursuits and is subscribed to by all races and creeds.
“Music is the language of all people and one of the greatest forces in creating peace and harmony,” Reeves said.
“The National Federation of Music Clubs and the Troy Music Study Club, a NFMC member, are dedicated to encouraging young musicians, to increasing musical knowledge and to advancing American music. Together, they direct attention to the dynamic influence of music in everyday living.”