National Music Honor

Music Program Earns NAMM National Honor
Woodhull Elementary School in the Fire Island School District was named one of 135 recipients of the “SupportMusic Merit Award” as part of the annual nationwide Best Communities for Music Education survey. 

The survey is conducted by the National Association for Music Merchants Foundation, which supports music education, and recognizes both school districts and individual schools. Woodhull has been recognized as an individual school of merit five times in the past six years.

The survey considers factors such as student participation, staffing, programs, funding, technology, resources, curriculum and community support. 
“We are all very happy to receive this award. It’s a recognition of every aspect of the school community coming together to recognize the importance of music education and doing their part to make it the best it can be for students,” said Woodhull music teacher Philip Tamberino.

Woodhull’s music program features music classes at least twice a week for all students, a concert band, a ukulele ensemble, keyboard lab, music technology club, private and small group lessons, and annual schoolwide musicals and concerts.