HPS named Best Community for Music for 5th year

HPS named Best Community for Music for 5th year
Posted on 04/16/2020

The NAMM Foundation has once again recognized the Hicksville School District community for its commitment to music education with its 2020 Best Communities for Music Education award!

Hicksville is one of 754 school districts in the country named Best Communities for music education for 2020. The designation is awarded to districts and schools that demonstrate an exceptionally high commitment and access to music education, recognizing teachers, administrators, parents, students and community leaders who strive to make music part of a well-rounded education.

We are incredibly proud to have received this recognition for the fifth year in a row,” said Hicksville School District’s Supervisor of Fine Arts Chad Wyman. “Our students and teachers work so hard each and every day, and I know this means a great deal to them. What’s even better is the fact that this is a community honor, which could not be achieved without the support of our Board of Education, parents and Hicksville families alike!”

To qualify for the Best Communities for Music Education award, school districts must answer detailed questions about funding, graduation requirements, music class participation, instruction time, facilities and support for music programs.

“This award celebrates districts and schools that are working hard to assure that music education is part of a well-rounded education available to all students,” said NAMM Foundation Executive Director Mary Luehrsen in a video message sent to the recipients. “We hope this news also lifts teachers, parents, school administrators, community leaders and most of all, students, and supports the commitment we all share to advance music education to all students, everywhere.”

The NAMM Foundation is a nonprofit supported in part by the National Association of Music Merchants and its approximately 10,400 members around the world. The foundation advances active participation in music making throughout one’s life by supporting scientific research, philanthropic giving and public-service programs.