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Engel Announces Scarsdale School District Named One of the Best Communities for Music Education in U.S.

Engel Announces Scarsdale School District Named One of the Best Communities for Music Education in U.S.

 

Westchester, NY— Congressman Eliot Engel, a member of the Congressional Arts Caucus, announced today that Scarsdale Union Free School District has been named a Best Community for Music Education in the U.S. by the National Association of Music Merchants. The award recognizes outstanding efforts by teachers, administrators, parents, students, and community leaders who have made a commitment to music education. This is the eleventh time Scarsdale has been recognized as an outstanding community for music education.

 

“I am pleased to learn that the Scarsdale Union Free School District is being recognized for promoting music education, and I am very proud of the teachers, faculty, and students who have continued to work hard to garner this wonderful honor,” Congressman Engel said. “Music and the arts are vital to every child’s education. At a time when drastic cuts to education are being pushed by the GOP in Washington, it is more important than ever for us to stand in support of music programs like those offered in Scarsdale, which broaden our students’ horizons and improves academic success. Congratulations again to the entire Scarsdale School District.”

 

“I am very proud to accept this recognition for the eleventh consecutive year. It is an esteemed honor and confirmation of the commitment and dedication of many fine music educators at every level of our district,” said Director of Preforming Arts, Dr. Craig P. Sherman. “We can consistently provide a superb program due to the support of all constituencies of the community. It does indeed take a Village, and this honor from NAMM is highly regarded as validation of the superb music education program we provide to the children, adolescents and young adults of our district.”