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WVCSD recognized as a “Best Community for Music Education” for fifth consecutive year

on April 7, 2017

NAMM award logoThe Warwick Valley Central School District’s music program is proud to announce that the district has received NAMM Foundation’s “Best Community for Music Education 2017” award, as a reflection of our community’s continued dedication to, and strong support of, the arts.

“This is the fifth year in a row our district has been recognized with this award,” said Keely Blaikner, high school music teacher, orchestra director and chair of the arts and music department. “It takes an entire community to support the arts program and, in this case, the music program. Congratulations to everyone! You deserve this award!”The high school band is a staple of school-wide events.

Across the United States, 527 school districts received the 2017 NAMM Foundation award. These districts are often held up as models for schools looking to boost their own music education programs. The recognition extends to school administrators, community leaders, teachers and parents who believe in music education and work to ensure its role in a well-rounded education for all children.

Park Avenue Students practice a songAt WVCSD, students in grades 4-12 participate in band and orchestra, chorus, Music in Our Lives & Music Production. In grades 3 and 4, all students participate in chorus, and from kindergarten through eighth grade all students take general music.Middle school students in the string section of the orchestra paly cellos and violins.

“With this prestigious accolade from a national non-profit foundation, Warwick demonstrates its commitment to innovative learning opportunities for all children, and recognizes that music and the arts are critical components of academic success,” said Superintendent Dr. David Leach.  

For more information, visit: www.nammfoundation.org.

 

 

 

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