The National Association of Music Merchants Foundation has recognized the Fredonia Central School District for its outstanding commitment to music education with a, "Best Communities for Music Education" designation." Only 307 of the nation's more than 14,000 districts received this designation. This honor was awarded Monday at NAMM's annual conference in Anaheim, Calif.
In its 14th year, BCME affirms school districts that have demonstrated exceptional efforts toward maintaining music education as part of their schools' core curriculum. This designation is meant to highlight the importance of supporting and expanding music education opportunities in our nation's schools and acknowledging music's vital role in student success.
Every year The National Association of Music Merchants collects data regarding public school music programs' student involvement, achievements, community engagement, and administrative support. NAMM and the Institute for Educational Research and Public Service compare this data across districts nationwide and come up with a list of the, "Best Communities for Music Education." The Fredonia School District is excelling in all of these categories.
High School Principal Todd Crandall said, "This achievement is possible because of our dedicated music staff and supportive Board of Education and community. Certainly the music program here at FCS is a "gem," that we are all proud of."
This achievement is not only a testament to the hard work and dedication of Fredonia student musicians and their families, but to the Fredonia community for being so supportive of Music Education.