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Foundation names Dracut one of best school systems for music

Orchestra Director Robin Mallory conducts Dracut High Schools string orchestra on April 2. Dracut Public Schools was recently named one of the Best

Orchestra Director Robin Mallory conducts Dracut High School’s string orchestra on April 2. Dracut Public Schools was recently named one of the Best Communities for Music Education from the NAMM Foundation. NAMM stands for National Association of Music Merchants.
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DRACUT — The sounds of Dracut High School’s string orchestra filled every corner of the room on a recent Tuesday morning with Robin Mallory at the helm.

“Here we go, ba-dam!” the orchestra director said as the student musicians performed a medley of songs featured in the Academy Award-winning film “La La Land.”

Over the next hour, Mallory would periodically pause the ninth- to 12th-grade students to give them instruction and perfect their collective sound.

Mallory’s leadership at Dracut High is just one facet of music education within Dracut Public Schools, which was recently named one of the Best Communities for Music Education from the NAMM Foundation. NAMM stands for National Association of Music Merchants. The signature program recognizes and celebrates school districts and schools for their support and commitment to music education and efforts to assure access to music for all students as part of a well-rounded education, according to the

Article source: http://www.lowellsun.com/breakingnews/ci_32581400/foundation-names-dracut-one-best-school-systems-music

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