The National Association of Music Merchants (NAMM) Foundation has recognized Cypress-Fairbanks ISD for its outstanding commitment to music education with a Best Communities for Music Education (BCME) designation. CFISD joins 307 districts across the country that received the prestigious distinction this year.
In its 14th year, BCME affirms school districts that have demonstrated exceptional efforts toward maintaining music education as part of their schools’ core curriculum.
“In CFISD, we believe music is a key piece of a well-rounded education. This designation is a reflection of our teachers’ passion and students’ hunger for top-notch music curriculum,” said Dr. Mark Henry, superintendent of schools.
The BCME designation is an important part of the NAMM Foundation’s efforts to advocate for school-based music education. Numerous studies have demonstrated that learning to play music can boost other academic and social skills, such as math and learning to cooperate in a group. The NAMM-funded Cost of Music Education study found that a comprehensive K-12 music education program cost an average of $187 per student per year.