School Recognized for Music Education

Emma-Rose Floyd and Stephen King

The school has recently been selected as a 2015 SupportMusic Award recipient by The National Association of Music Merchants Foundation, or NAMM, for a strong music education program.

“I think it’s really neat to be recognized for things that our students, parents and community does, which makes it more special and different than things we’ve done in the past,” band director Mike Howard said.

120 individual schools in 388 districts will be receiving the SupportMusic Merit Award (SMMA), recognising school-based music education programs based on statistics the school’s have sent in about their programs. The choir and band qualified due to the school’s UIL choir sweepstakes award in the last three years. Band also won state marching, and choir was named one of the top choirs in the state, which contributed to the school’s recognition.

“I think it’s really cool, because everyone is supporting us, and we’ve come a long way and have accomplished a lot of things,” said freshman Cameron Moerbe.