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Music and Mental Health

“Music can heal the wounds that medicine cannot touch.” (Debasish Mridha) I had been so excited to write about Burke’s amazing PlayEnsemble line this month. I teach K-5 general music and couldn’t wait to plan engaging lessons for my students using the outdoor instruments this spring; lessons I could share with other music educators and park and rec departments. We were going to jam, play our favorite songs, play along with recorders and ukuleles, spread joy; but then COVID-19 had ...

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The Importance of Getting Involved in Schools.

In getting ready to attend the PTO Today Conference in Oakbrook Terrace, IL, I started thinking about PTOs and general involvement in schools and why it is important. As a child, I remember my mom being the PTO President and organizing events such as end of year picnics, fundraisers for a new playground, holiday parties and book fairs. It was a source of pride for me to have my mom in a position of planning and organizing events at ...

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Burke honored by WPRA leadership

BCI Burke’s steadfast support of the Wisconsin Park & Recreation Association was recognized at the WPRA Annual Trade Show held in Wisconsin Dells. The tribute noted Burke’s outstanding dedication to WPRA including being the Main Conference Sponsor at the annual show since 2010. Shown celebrating Burke’s award is Steve Thompson, WPRA CEO/Executive Director; Joel Gregozeski, 2013 WPRA President, Lisa Lahrs, Burke Administrative Assistant; Brian Johnson, Burke Director of Sales & Marketing; Dan Fiorenza, 2012 WPRA President. Want to learn more about ...

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