Locust Valley Central School District has been honored with the Best Communities for Music Education designation from The NAMM Foundation for its outstanding commitment to music education.
The designation is awarded to districts that demonstrate outstanding achievement in efforts to provide music access and education to all students. This award recognizes that Locust Valley is leading the way with learning opportunities as outlined in the Every Student Succeeds Act.
The district offers music education starting in kindergarten, with opportunities to join chorus, band and
orchestra in intermediate school. At the middle and high school level, there are additional enhancements to the music education program, including jazz band, concert chorale and
chamber orchestra. The success of the district’s music programs is highlighted at the many concerts and performances held throughout the year and at various community events at which Locust Valley musicians entertain.
The NAMM Foundation is a nonprofit supported in part by the National Association of Music Merchants. The foundation advances active participation in music making across the lifespan by supporting scientific research, philanthropic giving and
public service programs.