Best Community for Music Education

Best Community for Music Education
Posted on 04/14/2020

The National Association of Music Merchants (NAMM) Foundation has named Hanover County Public Schools (HCPS) as a “Best Community for Music Education” for the eighth year in a row. Hanover County is one of only twenty-one school divisions in Virginia to achieve this coveted status. There are 132 school divisions in the Commonwealth.

“The arts are vital to cultivating our minds and play an important role in every community. I am grateful once again for the exceptional efforts of our accomplished and passionate music educators who work tirelessly to provide our students with a well-rounded education. I look forward to when we can assemble once again and enjoy the many student performances that we offer each year,” said Dr. Michael Gill, Superintendent.

The NAMM Foundation awards this designation to divisions and schools that demonstrate an exceptionally high commitment to offering comprehensive music education to all students. It further serves to recognize the outstanding efforts of teachers, administrators, parents, students, and community leaders who have made music education part of the curriculum.

Barry Flowe, Performing Arts Curriculum Specialist, said, “I am incredibly proud of everyone in our school system and community for receiving this honor for the eighth year in a row! Hanover County values music education and supports our teachers as they coordinate thriving and robust music programs.”

The NAMM Foundation is a nonprofit organization that serves to advance music education and participation around the world. For more information about the “Best Community for Music Education” program, please visit

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