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ESM Named 9x Best Community for Music Education

Congratulations to our entire music department! We’re proud that, for the 9th year in a row, ESM was honored with the Best Communities for Music Education designation, awarded to districts that demonstrate outstanding achievement in efforts to provide music access and education to all students. The past 2 years have been a struggle from “no singing” to “instrument masks” so this honor is hard earned. It has been heartwarming to see concerts, musicals, marching & parade band all coming back in-person this school year!
To qualify for the NAMM Foundation Best Communities for Music Education designation, ESM answered detailed questions about funding, graduation requirements, music class participation, instruction time, facilities, support for the music program and community music-making programs.
"Having received the recognition as one of the Best Communities for Music Education by the NAMM Foundation for the ninth consecutive year, it is clearly a commitment of our music staff, our administration and our Board of Education to provide ESM students with the best opportunities to excel in education through the performing arts," said Tom Decker, Coordinator for Community Engagement, Data & Fine Arts.
"This is a community recognition and we couldn't achieve this status without our students' participation and the families that support them. The entire East Syracuse Minoa community can share in this accomplishment," he added.