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.