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Cobb Named Among 2014 Best Communities for Music Education

More than 40,000 Cobb County students are currently enrolled in music elective programs and more than 49,000 elementary students are immersed in music instruction.

Courtesy NAMM Foundation
Courtesy NAMM Foundation
From the Cobb County School District

The Cobb County School District is among the Best Communities for Music Education in the United States for 2014, according to a national survey by the NAMM Foundation.

Teachers and district administrators from more than 2,000 schools and systems across the United States participated in a comprehensive survey developed and conducted by The Institute for Educational Research and Public Service, an affiliate of the University of Kansas.

They answered detailed questions about funding, graduation requirements, music class participation, instruction time, facilities, and community support for music programs. CCSD is among just 376 school systems nationwide that met the criteria for the prestigious designation for 2014.

The Cobb County School District remains firmly committed to music education, having earned a spot among the Best Communities for Music Education 12 times in the program's 15-year history. More than 40,000 Cobb County students are currently enrolled in music elective programs and more than 49,000 elementary students are immersed in music instruction.

At the high school level, students can pursue stage and screen dreams through specialized instruction in voice, drama, and dance at The Center for Excellence in the Performing Arts at Pebblebrook High School. Our marching and symphonic bands, orchestras and choral groups have performed in numerous state and national invitationals and at national events including the Tournament of Roses Parade in California and the Macy's Thankgiving Day Parade in New York.

Click here to learn more about the music programs offered in Cobb County Schools. A complete list of the 376 Best Communities in Music Education are available on the NAMM Foundation website.

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