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District Named Best Community for Music Education

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The Shoreham-Wading River School District has again been ranked among the National Association of Music Merchants Foundation’s Best Communities for Music Education in America. The honor acknowledges schools and districts across the country for their dedication to and support for music education as part of the core curriculum. This is the fifth consecutive year that Shoreham-Wading River has received the prestigious national recognition.

The Best Communities designation recognizes collaborative, from-the-ground-up efforts of teachers, administrators, students and parents who continually work to keep comprehensive music education as an integral part of the core curriculum.

Each district is evaluated based on funding, staffing of highly qualified teachers, commitment to standards and access to music instruction. Designations are made to districts and schools that demonstrate an exceptionally high commitment and greater access to music education.

“My colleagues in the Music Department continue to do outstanding work with their students,” said High School Concert Choir Director and Music Coordinator Dennis Creighton. “We are just a few days away from the start of our NYSSMA season and this year we will have over 350 solos performed by our students. Concerts continue to deliver outstanding performances and the level of musicianship and musical skill is rising every year. The total number of students performing in ensembles is growing to some of the largest numbers we have had in decades.”

Mr. Creighton also lauded the administration, Board of Education and community for the never-ending advocacy and support that creates the environmental factors the SWR music staff needs to encourage the best performances from SWR students.

Date Added: 4/2/2024