Best Communities for Music Education
The Williamsville Central School District has been selected as one of the nation's "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 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 700 school districts and individual schools to be recognized nationally. Williamsville has earned the designation every year consecutively since 2009.
“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,” says 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.”