Best Community for Music Education

For the third time in a row, the district has been named one of the Best Communities for Music Education by the National Association of Music Merchants Foundation.

According to the foundation’s website, the honor was given to 476 school districts nationwide this year in recognition of the “outstanding efforts of teachers, administrators, parents, students and community leaders who work together to ensure access to music learning for all students as part of the school’s curriculum.”

BBP currently offers instrumental instruction in the areas of orchestra and band to students in fourth- through 12th-grade. Vocal instruction is offered to students in third- through 12th-grade. In addition to these performance groups, students are able to advance their knowledge of the discipline of music by enrolling in extracurricular performing groups, advanced music electives as well as showcasing their skills during the All-District ensembles and the high school’s award-winning musical production. Elementary classroom music instruction is provided in kindergarten through fifth-grade and general music instruction is provided in sixth- through eighth-grade. Next year the department will open a new music technology/keyboard lab at the high school.
"This honor is directly related to the support for Music Education that is received from the BBP Community, the Board of Education and the district’s administration,” said Paul Weber, chairperson for art and music. “We should all be very proud of this honor."