Hanover named ‘Best Community for Music Education’

Hanover named ‘Best Community for Music Education’
An 11th grade student at Atlee High School practices playing his instrument during class in November 2020. (Source: Hanover County Public Schools)

HANOVER, Va. (WWBT) - For the ninth year in a row, Hanover County Public Schools received national recognition for its musical education program.

The National Association of Music Merchants Foundation, or NAMM, named Hanover County as a “Best Community for Music Education,” according to a release from the school district.

Hanover is one of 20 school divisions to ever receive the award — out of 132 school division in the state.

“I’m grateful once again for the exceptional efforts of our accomplished and passionate music educators who work tirelessly to provide our students with a well-rounded education in a year like no other,” said Dr. Michael Gill, superintendent of Hanover schools.

NAMM, a nonprofit organization, awards schools that demonstrate an exceptionally high commitment to offering comprehensive music education.

Barry Flowe, a performing arts curriculum specialist, said the main reason for the school system’s continued recognition is because of the dedicated performing arts teachers.

“They are innovative, flexible, and student-focused as they deliver quality instruction each and every day,” Flowe said.

To learn more about the award, click here.

Copyright 2021 WWBT. All rights reserved.