WHEREAS, music is a vital part of our lives, and music study, performance and appreciation are important to our social, cultural, historical and educational development; and
WHEREAS, the National Federation of Music Clubs is working to create an understanding and appreciation for the value of music in the home, the school, the community and the world; and
WHEREAS, the pursuit of music, whether it be through study, composing, listening, performing or participation, enriches our lives; and
WHEREAS, religious, educational and civic groups throughout the state are joining together to promote the benefits of music education and performing arts, fostering young musical talent and creating a dynamic musical and cultural environment in our communities.
NOW, THEREFORE, as Governor of the State of North Dakota, I do hereby proclaim May 6-13, 2012, MUSIC WEEK in the state of North Dakota.