United Sound Memorandum of Understanding (2018-19)
To be completed annually by music teachers at participating schools/organizations. Please note: materials (method books, flash cards) will not be sent until this form is completed.

United Sound Mission and Goals:

United Sound, Inc. is a nonprofit organization, tax exempt under section 501(c)3 of the Internal Revenue Code whose mission is to provide musical performance experiences for students with special needs.

Through our own experiences, we know that the joy of learning in and performing with an ensemble can be life-changing for a child. We believe that all children, especially in the public school setting, should have this opportunity. Our goal is to support individual music educators in creating their own United Sound ensembles through training, support, and organizational resources so that all children have access to meaningful and authentic music education and musical experiences.

School name *
Your answer
Program type *
Required
Music teacher name(s) - list only those teachers that are actively involved with United Sound each week. *
Your answer
Email address(es) for music teachers listed above *
Your answer
T-shirt size(s) for music teachers listed above (adult sizes - XS through 2XL). Additional shirts can be purchased - information will be sent to you soon. *
Your answer
Special education teacher name(s) - list only those teachers that are actively involved with United Sound each week. *
Your answer
Email address(es) for special education teachers listed above *
Your answer
T-shirt size(s) for special education teachers listed above (adult sizes - XS through 2XL). Additional shirts can be purchased - information will be sent to you soon. *
Your answer
When are your rehearsals (i.e. Mondays from 3:15 - 4 pm) *
Your answer
List your performance types and dates (if you already know what those are - i.e. September 5, - fall concert, October 13 - pep assembly). If you don't know yet, please list the date when you will know so that we can ask you again :). We will be publishing these dates on our Facebook page. *
Your answer
All New Musicians and Peer Mentors have registered on the United Sound website (to verify, see your school's google spreadsheet - a link should have been sent to you. If you don't have that link, please email dorean@unitedsound.org) *
Required
Club presidents have been selected and their information has been highlighted on the spreadsheet. *
Required
Instruments and books have been selected for each New Musician and have been noted on the spreadsheet. *
Required
Today's Date *
MM
/
DD
/
YYYY
Program Requirements
Peer Mentor to New Musician student ratio is 3/1 • 3+ students with special needs. • 14+ rehearsals per semester (where possible) • 1 performance per semester (including New Musicians, Peer Mentors, and Ensemble Support Musicians)
*
Required
Program Accountability
We ask that all United Sound clubs work with us to collect data on the program and maintain a high level of accountability. There are 3 requirements: REHEARSAL FEEDBACK FORM Student Chapter Presidents (at least one) fill out the online form each month. PERFORMANCE ASSESSMENT FORM Student Chapter Presidents (at least one) fill out the online form following each performance. Annual SUMMATIVE ASSESSMENT Form. Narrative answers about the club. To be completed by all mentors, music teachers, and special education teachers at the end of each school year.
*
Required
Third Party Involvement
Donations made specifically to your music ensemble by sponsors/donors that are not also supporting the national United Sound organization and initiative shall not reference the United Sound program in their own promotional materials in any way, unless previously agreed to by United Sound, Inc.
*
Required
Student Registration
I certify that no students will participate in United Sound programming without prior registration on the United Sound website. It is my responsibility as a Club Sponsor to cross-check that the parent/guardian every participant has completed the online form (or hard copy form if required) before club activities begin.
*
Required
Presentations
We encourage performances of all kinds by your students! Informational presentations about United Sound, however, are not allowed. For example, a performance by your ensemble, including United Sound members, at your state convention would be a wonderful way to share the mission. An informational presentation about United Sound at your state convention, however, is not. Please ask if you have any questions about the gray area.
*
Required
Submit
Never submit passwords through Google Forms.
This content is neither created nor endorsed by Google.