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Conroe ISD named Best Communities for Music Education

Conroe ISD named Best Communities for Music Education

Thursday, July 11, 2019

We are proud to be a part of the well-respected Conroe Independent School District, who was recently recognized for exemplary music education – according to a recent article by HelloWoodlands.

The Conroe Independent School District was honored at the May 21 Board meeting for receiving the National Association of Music Merchants (NAMM) Foundation Best Communities for Music Education (BCME) Award for the eighth year in a row.  The NAMM Foundation is a non-profit organization committed to advancing music education through active participation.

“Let me begin by thanking you, our CISD Board of Trustees, for your support of the Fine Arts that allows opportunities like this to be possible,” stated Dr. Robert Horton, Conroe ISD Coordinator of Fine Arts, as he shared about the award.

“Of the over 15,000 potential applicants and 2,000 school districts that applied, Conroe ISD was selected as one of the 623 in the nation across 41 different states to be recognized. I guess it’s probably also no surprise that over 10 percent of those that were recognized are from Texas, so music education is alive and well in the State of Texas, and especially in Conroe ISD.”

Established in 1999, the BCME survey is a nationwide search for communities who provide access to music education as an essential part of a complete education and exemplify commitment and support for music education.

The twentieth annual survey measured a variety of factors, including budgetary commitment to music, opportunities to learn music, the presence of highly qualified, certified music teachers, adherence to state and national standards, types of musical experiences offered and opportunities for performance and competition, among others.  A community had to show that they are committed to access and high standards for music education in all areas to be named a Best Community.

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