April 4, 2017
the eighth year, Monticello NY has been awarded the
designation of "Best Community for Music Education" by the
National Association of Music Merchants (NAAM). According to
the NAMM press release dated April 4, 2017, "the award
program recognizes outstanding efforts by teachers,
administrators, parents, students and community leaders who
have made music education part of the curriculum.
Designations are made to districts and schools that
demonstrate an exceptionally high commitment and access to
“I would like to thank our administrators, parents, community leaders, teachers and students who believe in the importance of music in our schools,” Nancy Wegrzyn, Department Instructional Lead of the Performing Arts said.
"Anyone who attends a performance by our music students can
clearly see the impact that our music teachers have in this
community," Superintendent of Schools Tammy Mangus said. "I
am proud that once again, the NAAM has chosen to recognize
our teachers' and students' dedication and talent with this