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52 West Main Street
Washingtonville, NY 10992

Phone: 845.497.4000
Fax: 845.497.4030
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Congratulations to the Washingtonville Music Department for being honored with the Best Communities for Music Education designation from the NAMM Foundation for its outstanding commitment to music education for the 5th consecutive year. 

The Best Communities Music Education designation is awarded to districts that demonstrate outstanding achievement in efforts to provide music access and education to all students.

Districts that have been recognized by the NAMM Foundation are often held up as models for other educators looking to boost their own music education programs.

To qualify for the Best Communities designation, Washingtonville 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.

This award recognizes that Washingtonville is leading the way with learning opportunities as outlined in the new federal education legislation, the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA). The legislation, signed into law in December 2015, replaces No Child Left Behind Act (NCLB), which was often criticized for an overemphasis on testing—while leaving behind subjects such as music. ESSA recommends music and the arts as important elements of well-rounded education for all children.


A big thank you to all of our music teachers, faculty, staff, administrators, Board of Education members, community and most importantly to all of our music students and families who strive for excellence and support our program in so many ways!


District Music Department Calendar



Dates will be posted in September.
Can we afford not to have music?
Young people who participate in the arts for at least three hours,
three days each week through at least one full school year are:
4 times more likely to be recognized for academic achievement.
3 times more likely to be elected to class office within their schools.
4 times more likely to participate in math and science fairs.
3 times more likely to win an award for school attendance.
4 times more likely to win an award for writing an essay or poem.
Young artists, as compared with their peers, are likely to:
Attend music, art, and dance classes nearly three times as frequently.
Participate in youth groups nearly four times as frequently.
Read for pleasure nearly twice as often.
Perform community service more than four times as often.
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