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    Williamsville Names one of the Best Communities for Music Education 2014 - March 2014


    “These schools and districts make a strong commitment to music education in the core curriculum supporting its essential value to a well-rounded education for every child,” said Mary Luehrsen, NAMM Foundation executive director. “Strong, engaging programs that offer students access to music cannot thrive in a vacuum. The Best Communities designation and the SupportMusic Merit Award bring hard-won visibility to music classes, programs and departments that are keeping music education alive in our schools.”  More Information


    Turtle Island Quartet to perform on December 4, 2013 

    The internationally acclaimed Turtle Island Quartet will be in residence in the Williamsville schools on December 3rd and 4th, and present a public evening performance on December 4th for the community to enjoy.


    Students selected to perform with the National Honors Symphony Orchestra in Nashville - Sept 2013

    Teagan Faran, violin, EH, Aidan Scoccia, violin, NH, Madison Warren, french horn, SH, Jennifer Zhang, piccolo, SH

    22 additional students were also selected to perform with the NYSSMA All State ensembles in December.


    Second Williamsville Music Faculty Recital to be held - Sept 2013

    Members of the Williamsville Music Department will hold their second Music Faculty Recital on October 16, 2013 at Transit Middle.  Last year's performance saw over a dozen selections performed to a full house of student and community audience members. 


    Williamsville Budget Passes for 2013-2014 - May 2013

    Voters in the Williamsville Central School District passed the 2013-14 budget by a two-to-one margin with 2764 voting in favor and 1352 against.


    100 Best Communities for Music Education - April 2013

    The Williamsville Central School District has been selected as one of the nation's 2013 "100 Best Communities for Music Education" by the National Association of Music Merchants (NAMM) Foundation. The NAMM Foundation, a non-profit organization dedicated to advancing active participation in music, announced the results of its 13th annual "Best Communities" survey.


    Williamsville students selected for All-Eastern Honors Music Ensembles - March 2013

    Nine students from the Williamsville Central School District have been selected to perform in the 2013 NAfME (National Association for Music Education) All-Eastern Honors Ensembles on April 7 in Hartford, Connecticut. They are among more than 780 of the most musically talented high school students in the Eastern region of the United States who have been selected to perform in these elite ensembles. More Information


    BPO Spotlight to feature Williamsville student musicians - November 2012

    On Sunday November 18, the Williamsville Central School District trombone choir will be featured in the Community Spotlight pre-concert performance of the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra. The performance takes place at 1:45 p.m. in the Mary Seaton Room in Kleinhans Music Hall, immediately prior to the BPO performance at 2:30 p.m.  Williamsville’s 22-member trombone choir, under the direction of Mill Middle music teacher, Pim Liebmann, is comprised of students in grades 7-12 representing most middle schools and high schools in the district.  More Information


    Williamsville East student awarded orchestra fellowship - October 2012

    Nate Doucette, a senior at Williamsville East High School, was awarded a National Symphony Orchestra Trustees Fellowship for the National Symphony Orchestra’s Summer Music Institute being held this summer in Washington. The Fellowship award included all tuition costs, housing, and living expenses. Read More


    Williamsville Music Teacher receives BPO Award. - April 2012

    Congratulations to Williamsville North High School Director Michael Conte on being selected as the 2012 Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra recipient of the Awards for Excellence in Music Education.   Come see the BPO on April 28th at Kleinhans Music Hall.  More Information Visit: Buffalo Philharmonic Celebration of Education


    American Idol Finalist John Stevens speaks out for Music in Williamsville - Feb 2012

    "In all of my experiences at Williamsville schools, the thing I'm most thankful for is the great teachers I had and the experiences they introduced me to.  It was their encouragement and their passion that showed me what I can really do with my talent...It is because of the great programs and instruction I have experienced in Williamsville, that I am now pursuing my dreams.  For future students to realize their dreams, they must be exposed to it first."  Read the Full Article