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Duxbury Music Recognized as one of Nation's Best!
The Duxbury Public Schools has been given the designation as one of the Best Communities in the United States for Music Education! We are one of only 176 districts nationwide to receive this distinction.
Established in 1999 by the NAMM Foundation, The Best Communities for Music Education survey is a nationwide search for communities who provide access to music education as an essential part of a complete education and exemplify commitment and support for music education. The survey measured a variety of factors, including budgetary commitment to music, opportunities to learn music, the presence of highly qualified, certified music teachers, adherence to state and national standards, types of musical experiences offered and opportunities for performance and competition, among others. To make the “Best Communities,” a community must be committed to access and high standards for music education in all those areas.
Under the direction of Performing Arts Department Head Ric Madru, the Duxbury Public Schools have a record 680 students ranging from 5th grade – 12th grade playing an instrument or singing. Recently, DHS musicians have performed in Boston Symphony Hall, Carnegie Hall, and Walt Disney World.