Eight Years and Counting! LB Named a Best Community for Music Education

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For the eighth time, the Long Beach Public Schools has been recognized by the NAMM Foundation as one of the nation’s Best Communities for Music Education. 

This designation is granted to districts that demonstrate outstanding achievement in efforts to provide music access and education to all students.

The BCME title indicates that Long Beach is leading the way with learning opportunities as outlined in the Every Student Succeeds Act, which recommends music and the arts as important elements of well-rounded education for all children. 

More than 1,600 students participate in the district’s 36 bands, orchestras and choral ensembles. Long Beach’s Music Department presents students with a variety musical experiences from kindergarten through high school. Long Beach music students participate in the NYSMMA Solo/All State Festivals and our ensembles perform at NYSSMA Majors and the Newsday Marching Band Festival.  There are many students who have been selected for All-County, All-State and All-National groups. Long Beach High School has a state of the art electronic music lab that hosts Digital Music Design classes as well as Music Theory and IB Music. Many extra-curricular musical activities are offered at the secondary level including Jazz Band, Chamber Orchestra, Middle School Wind Ensemble, LBMS Singers, Soundwaves, and Tri-M Music Honor Society.