ECISD recognized by music merchants group

The National Association of Music Merchants Foundation this week will recognize 68 Texas school districts, including Ector County Independent School District, as Best Communities for Music Education.

Now in its 20th year, the BCME program honors schools and school districts for the outstanding efforts of teachers, administrators, parents, students and community leaders who have made music education part of the core curriculum.

In cooperation with researchers at The Music Research Institute at the University of Kansas, the BCME program evaluates schools and districts based on funding, staffing of highly qualified teachers, commitment to standards, and access to music instruction. This year, The NAMM Foundation is recognizing 623 school districts in 41 states as Best Communities for Music Education, out of the nation’s more than 13,000 school districts.