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Marion School District - Best Communities for Music Education

The Marion School District has been honored with the “Best Communities for Music Education” designation from The NAMM Foundation for its outstanding commitment to music education.

Now in its 23rd year, the Best Communities for Music Education designation is awarded to school districts that demonstrate outstanding achievement in efforts to provide music access and education to all students. To qualify for the Best Communities designation, districts must meet criteria related to funding, graduation requirements, music class participation, instruction time, facilities, support for the music program, and community music-making programs. Information is verified by The Music Research Institute at the University of Kansas.

"Music education is a vital component to the academic program we provide for our students,” said Dr. Glen Fenter, Marion School District superintendent. “We have immense pride in all our programs, whether it’s the band, the choir, or any of our musical productions from the elementary to the high school level. It’s important to us that every student in our district has a chance to find their own path to success, and for many students, music fills that role.”

To read more about this award and the music program in the Marion School District, click here:

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