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How to Change the World

Sep 4, 2018

Michele Kalo, Music Director of Scottsdale Concert Band

Michele Kalo is the Music Director of the Scottsdale Concert Band at Scottsdale Community College and teaches band at Gilbert Classical Academy. She's been teaching music for 20 years, and she's known this was her passion since she was in the 7th grade.

We discuss how she was drawn to music, the importance of music in our lives, and how it brings communities together. 

The day before our interview, the Invest in Education Act was tossed from the Arizona ballot, so this conversation is quite a snapshot in time. We also talk about the RedforEd movement, her involvement in pulling together the spirit band during the teacher walkouts, and what we were feeling when we got the news about the Invest in Education Act's fate.