For the eighth consecutive year, the Grand Island Central School District Music Department has been selected by the National Association of Making Music Foundation as one of the Best Communities for Music Education in the United States for 2019.
According to The NAMM Foundation website, Best Communities for Music Education is a program that “recognizes and celebrates school districts and schools for their support and commitment to music education and efforts to assure access to music for all students as part of a well-rounded education.”
The NAMM Foundation announced that 623 school districts and 98 individual schools received the national recognition “for their support for music education as part of the core curriculum.”
In addition to Grand Island, the local school districts named BCME are: Akron, Albion, Clarence, Fredonia, Ken-Ton, Lancaster, Lockport, Orchard Park, Pioneer, Royalton-Hartland and Williamsville.
The Grand Island Central School District issued a press release that said, “The Grand Island Music Department has long held a tradition of excellence in music education through the support of our administration, our Board of Education, and most importantly our community members.”