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Byram Hills Honored For Outstanding Music Education Program

The Byram Hills music program was recently honored.
The Byram Hills music program was recently honored. Photo Credit: Contributed

ARMONK, N.Y. -- Byram Hills has been honored with the “Best Communities for Music Education” designation for its commitment to music education.

Byram Hills is one of seven Westchester County school districts – and just 476 districts nationwide – to receive the designation from the NAMM Foundation.

The district’s music program spans all four district schools. Students can begin studying one of 10 instruments in the fourth grade. By the time they reach the high school, students can participate in a variety of choral, band and orchestra groups and continue their music education with courses that range from introductory guitar to Advanced Placement Music Theory.

Byram Hills students have been chosen for All-County, All-State and National Music Honor ensembles.

“Although I am new in my position, it didn't take long for me to see just how special our music program is at Byram Hills,” said Director of Fine Arts Deepak Marwah. “We have a dedicated music faculty of passionate educators, and the work they do in the classroom inspires high levels of musicianship and creativity in our students each day.”

The Best Communities Music Education designation is awarded to districts that demonstrate outstanding achievement in their music program, including providing all students with access to music education.

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