Fredonia School District named one of the best communities for music education

The NAMM Foundation recognized the Fredonia Central School District for its outstanding commitment to music education with a “Best Communities for Music Education (BCME),” designation.” Less than 3 percent of the nation’s school districts received this designation.

In its 15th year, BCME affirms school districts that have demonstrated exceptional efforts toward maintaining music education as part of their schools’ core curriculum. This designation is meant to highlight the importance of supporting and expanding music education opportunities in the nation’s schools and acknowledging music’s vital role in student success.

Every year The National Association of Music Merchants (NAMM) collects data regarding public school music programs’ student involvement, achievements, community engagement, and administrative support. NAMM and the Institute for Educational Research and Public Service compare this data across districts nationwide and come up with a list of the, “Best Communities for Music Education.” The Fredonia School District is excelling in all of these categories.

High School Principal, Todd Crandall, stated “This achievement is possible because of the collaborative efforts of our highly dedicated music instructors, supportive Board of Education, outstanding students and tremendously supportive community. I am continually impressed with the efforts of our music staff to raise the bar concerning student learning and performance.”

This achievement is not only a testament to the hard work and dedication of Fredonia student musicians and their families, but also to the music teachers at Fredonia Central School and the Fredonia community for being so supportive of Music Education.