SDoL Named Best Community for Music Education

The National Association of Music Merchants Foundation (NAMM Foundation) and U. of Kansas recently announced the 2016 Best Communities in the US for Music Education. The School District of Lancaster made the list again – our 6th year in a row!

The School District of Lancaster has been honored with the Best Communities for Music Education designation from the NAMM Foundation for its outstanding commitment to music education. SDoL joins 476 districts across the country in receiving the prestigious award in 2016.

The Best Communities Music Education designation is awarded to districts that demonstrate outstanding achievement in efforts to provide music access and education to all students.

Districts that have been recognized by the NAMM Foundation are often held up as models for other educators looking to boost their own music education programs.

To qualify for the Best Communities designation, SDoL answered detailed questions about funding, graduation requirements, music class participation, instruction time, facilities, support for the music program, and community music-making programs. Responses were verified with school officials and reviewed by The Music Research Institute at the University of Kansas.