Windsor Named a Best Community for Music Education

The Windsor Central School District has once again been named one of the Best Communities for Music Education by the NAMM Foundation. The District also earned the distinction in 2016. The NAMM Foundation awarded 583 districts in the nation the distinction, placing Windsor in the top four percent of districts nationwide in music education.

“I think our success has been twofold,” said Windsor Central High School teacher Joel Carle. “We’ve gotten the support from the administration and community in terms of how many teachers we have and how much face time we’re able to have with our students.  Also, it’s about what our teachers are doing, how many students are taking courses and how many students go above and beyond. How many students are making elite groups like NYSMA, All-County and All-State?”


One student holding a microphone and another with a guitar on stage

According to the NAMM Foundation, The Best Communities for Music Education designation is awarded to districts that demonstrate outstanding achievement in efforts to provide music access and education to all students. To qualify for the Best Communities designation, Windsor CSD answered detailed questions about funding, graduation requirements, music class participation, instruction time, facilities, support for the music program, and community music-making programs. Responses were verified with school officials and reviewed by The Music Research Institute at the University of Kansas.

“I think it’s a great place for the District to be. We have the momentum to keep doing what we’re doing,” said Carle.

Middle School students playing instruments on stage

You can see the efforts and talents of Windsor student musicians during the May 15th Spring Concert, featuring the Windsor Band, Chorus, Acapella Group, and Jazz Band.

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