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Plainville Among Best Communities For Music Education

Plainville Community Schools has recently been honored with the Best Communities for Music Education designation from The National Association of Music Merchants (NAMM) Foundation for its outstanding commitment to music education. The district is one of 4% of districts across the nation receiving this prestigious award in 2017.

According to The NAMM Foundation, "The Best Communities Music Education designation is awarded to districts that demonstrate outstanding achievement in efforts to provide music access and education to all students. To qualify for the Best Communities designation, teachers answered detailed questions about funding, graduation requirements, music class participation, instruction time, facilities, support for the music program, and community music-making programs. Responses were verified with school officials and reviewed by The Music Research Institute at the University of Kansas."

"This distinction affirms the extraordinary work of our district's music faculty, the support of the community, including our board of education and the diligent work of our students," said Plainville Fine Arts Instructional Leader, Jeff Blanchette. "Fine Arts education is essential to the intellectual and emotional development of children. I could not be prouder of our faculty and our students."

"I have always known our music program and teachers were outstanding. I am thrilled that we have received national recognition for the amazing efforts of our instructors, administration, board of education, and students," noted Superintendent of Schools, Dr. Maureen Brummett.

The NAMM Foundation is a nonprofit organization supported in part by The National Association of Music Merchants and its approximately 10,300 members around the world. Its mission is to advance active participation in music making across the lifespan by supporting scientific research, philanthropic giving and public service programs.

-Posted on April 6, 2017 at 02:40 PM


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