Shenango Designated a Best Community for Music Education!

We are VERY proud and excited to announce that Shenango has been chosen as one of 754 school districts in the nation to be a NAMM Foundation Best Community for Music Education!! Thanks to all of you who support our music programs district-wide! It is because of you that we were able to achieve this designation!

Here’s a brief description of what this honor means:

Congratulations to the 754 school districts that are among the Best Communities in the nation for music education. The award program recognizes outstanding efforts by teachers, administrators, parents, students and community leaders who have made music education part of a well-rounded education. Designations are made to districts and schools that demonstrate an exceptionally high commitment and access to music education.

How was Shenango selected?

Your program was selected based on the application submitted by a representative of your district or school, which provided information about funding, staffing, commitment to standards and access to music instruction. Your data was analyzed statistically and verified via a follow-up audit by researchers at The Music Research Institute at the University of Kansas.

What does it mean to my community or school that we received the BCME designation?

The award recognizes and celebrates the commitment of school administrators, community leaders, teachers and parents who believe in music education and are working to ensure that it is part of a well-rounded education for all children. Over the 21 years of the survey, this designation has helped school music programs maintain and, in many cases, increase funding for music education programs. The award highlights music as a national education issue and shows what your school or community is doing to provide opportunities for music learning. The award also enables educators to draw attention to music programs that are sometimes overlooked or not fully understood by members of the public beyond the school community.

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