The Williamsville Central School District has been selected as one of the nation's 2016 "The Best Communities for Music Education" by the National Association of Music Merchants (NAMM) Foundation. The NAMM Foundation, a non-profit organization dedicated to advancing active participation in music, announced the results of its 17th annual "Best Communities" survey.
The award acknowledges schools and districts across the U.S. for their commitment and support for music education as part of the core curriculum. Williamsville is one of over 400 school districts and individual schools to be recognized nationally. This is the 9th time Williamsville has earned the designation since 1999 when the survey was established to help determine what communities provide access to music education as an essential part of a complete education and exemplify commitment and support for music education.
“These schools and districts make a strong commitment to music education in the core curriculum supporting its essential value to a well-rounded education for every child,” said Mary Luehrsen, NAMM Foundation executive director. “Strong, engaging programs that offer students access to music cannot thrive in a vacuum. The Best Communities designation and the SupportMusic Merit Award bring hard-won visibility to music classes, programs and departments that are keeping music education alive in our schools.”