RV Music Program Receives National Recognition

RV Music Program Receives National Recognition
Posted on 04/21/2022
Rondout Valley’s Music Education Program Receives National RecognitionFor the fourth year in a row, Rondout Valley Central School District (RVCSD) has been honored with a “Best Communities for Music Education” designation from the NAMM Foundation for its outstanding commitment to music education. 

The Best Communities for Music Education designation is awarded to districts that demonstrate special achievement in efforts to provide music access and education to all students. To qualify, RVCSD answered detailed questions about funding, graduation requirements, music class participation, instruction time, facilities, and support for the music programs. Responses were verified with school officials and reviewed by the Music Research Institute at the University of Kansas.

Randolph Loder, Rondout Valley High School (RVHS) Director of Band and Music Department Liaison, is thankful for the designation. “This prestigious designation was awarded to 738 school districts nationwide, and I am proud of Rondout Valley for being one of them. It recognizes the hard work and accomplishments of our kids, the high-quality music education provided by our faculty, and the strong support of our community,” he said.  

This award recognizes that the District is leading the way with learning opportunities as outlined in the Every Student Succeeds Act, which highlights music and the arts as important elements of a well-rounded education for all children. 

RVCSD Superintendent Joseph Morgan is proud of the school community for the recognition. “Congratulations to our very talented student musicians and their dedicated teachers,” he said. “Being honored four years in a row is reflective of not only the talent of our students and teachers, but also their hard work and passion for music.”