District recognized as one of “Best Communities for Music Education”

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For the third straight year, the Edmonds School District has been recognized as one the Best Communities for Music Education in the United States by the NAMM Foundation.

“This honor reflects not only the excellence of our musical groups and instruction, but also the great district and community support that we have,” said Scott Barnes, Director of Visual and Performing Arts.

Just two recent examples of why our district stands out are:
Sophomore Cole Holland is one of only 10 local teenage composers who had his music premiered by Seattle Symphony musicians May as the culmination of the 2011 Merriman Family Young Composers Workshop. Cole attends Edmonds-Woodway and Edmonds Heights K-12.

Meadowdale High School’s Impressions were honored with an Outstanding High School Performance Award in the Vocal Jazz Ensemble category in the 2011 Downbeat Magazine Student Music Awards.

Mountlake Terrace Jazz Band placed 3rd in the Essentially Ellington Competition in New York City.

Edmonds is one of only two Washington state districts and 167 nationally to be recognized this year by NAMM.

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