District Earns 2018 Best Community for Music Education Award

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Due to its outstanding commitment to music education, the Lynbrook School District received the 2018 Best Communities for Music Education designation by the NAMM Foundation. This is the sixth consecutive year that the district earned this honor, joining a select 583 school districts nationwide.

The distinction is awarded each year to districts that demonstrate outstanding achievement in efforts to provide high quality music access and education to all students. This includes the hard work and dedication of teachers, administrators, parents, students and community leaders who strive to make music education part of the curriculum. With this prestigious honor, the district is recognized for leading the way with music learning opportunities as outlined in the new federal education legislation, every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA).

Beginning in kindergarten, students throughout the Lynbrook School District participate in comprehensive musical instruction. At the elementary level, students have the option to participate in band, orchestra and chorus programs. Junior concerts begin in third grade and progress to more elaborate performances by fourth grade and throughout the middle school years. Musical opportunities at the high school abound, with concert and marching bands, string and symphonic orchestras, concert and mixed choirs, as well as chamber orchestra, string quartets, wind and jazz ensembles, brass choir and music theory courses. In the 2017-18 school year, students earned All-State, All-County and Long Island String Festival Association musical honors and performed on prestigious stages such as Carnegie Hall. In addition, members of the Tri-M Music Honor Society use their musical talents each year to serve their community.