Strengthen support for music programs in your community with a 2016 Best Communities for Music Education (BCME) designation or a SupportMusic Merit Award (SMMA) from The NAMM Foundation. Applications to be considered for this national designation will be accepted between October 15th and January 30th! Marshall Jones, music teacher from two-time SMMA winner Smith River School in Smith River, California said, “The two years that Smith River School received the SupportMusic Merit Award have been an amazing time. The award has started a new attitude about music education in our community. This award has given Smith River a voice to our community.”
Encourage school administrators in your community to apply for the BCME/SMMA designation by directing them to The NAMM Foundation website, and make sure to sign up to receive updates about our podcasts, webcasts, forums, e-newsletters and to connect with a national network of music education advocates.