Music Programs receive national recognition
Posted on 04/30/2018
Ms. Smith conducting the orchestra at Stonewall Jackson Middle.​​For the sixth consecutive year, the National Association of Music Merchants (NAMM Foundation) has recognized Roanoke City Public Schools as one of the Best Communities for Music Education.

This is a big deal when you consider only 583 school districts nationwide receive this prestigious honor.  Click here to see the full list

“Along with a strong commitment to music education, there are two common traits that each program shares: consistent funding that anchors music education as part of the core curriculum and music programs that are located in communities where music education is viewed as a jewel of the school system. Parents, administrators and community members are proud of these local music programs and attend them regularly," said Mary Luehrsen of The NAMM Foundation.

Congratulations to all the music teachers and talented students.

Hurt Park student playing the trumpetHurt Park teacher playing the fluteJackson Middle School student playing in the orchestraPatrick Henry High School student playing the saxohpone in the marching band

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