Westport: A “Best Community For Music Education”

The Westport Public Schools’ music department doesn’t toot its own horn.

So I will.

We’ve just been named one of the country’s Best Communities for Music Education. The award recognizes a town and school district’s “outstanding commitment to music education.”

And — drum roll, please! — this is the 7th straight year we’ve won it.

To qualify for the Best Communities designation — presented by the NAMM Foundation, which supports research, philanthropy and public service programs in the area of music education — school officials answered detailed questions about funding, graduation requirements, music class participation, instruction time, facilities, support for the music program, and community music-making programs.

Well played, Westport!

Encore! If you’ve never seen a Westport Schools’ Pops Concert at the Levitt Pavilion — or even if you have — click below. This year’s show is Friday, June 7. Tickets will be available soon.

2 responses to “Westport: A “Best Community For Music Education”

  1. Truly an amazing honor to yet again win the award. Congratulations to the children and the teachers and our town who cherish the arts. I am grateful that I chose Westport way back in my 20’s and that I have had decades of pleasure listening to our marching bands, our school performers, the Levitt the list goes on and on!

  2. This is awesome and we live in a totally awesome community with so much musical talent – it is truly breathtaking

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