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Music Districts Named Best in the Country

Tom Rivers

More than a dozen local school districts have made a list of the best communities in the nation for music education.

In awards published April 17th, Brighton, Rush-Henrietta, Honeoye, and the East Irondequoit Central School Districts are among those named by the NAMM foundation, a trade organization which honors teachers, administrators, families, and leaders for supporting music as part of a well-rounded education.  

The NAMM foundation works with the Music Research Institute at the University of Kansas to compile the annual list.  A high percentage of the 583 districts named best in the country are concentrated in Upstate New York.  

Click here for a complete list.

Other Western New York State districts on the list include:




Brighton Central School District

Churchville-Chili Central School District

Honeoye Central School District

East Irondequoit Central School District

Honeoye Falls-Lima Central School District




Palmyra-Macedon Central School District

Penfield Central School District                                  

Penn Yan Central School District             

Pittsford Central School District                             

Rush-Henrietta Central School District

Wayne Central School District

Webster Central School District

West Irondequoit Central School District

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