Biloxi Public School District’s Music Education Program receives national recognition for the seventh year in a row

For the seventh year in a row, the Biloxi Public School District has been honored with the Best Communities for Music Education designation from The NAMM Foundation for its outstanding commitment to music education.

Now in its 21st year, the Best Communities for Music Education designation is awarded to districts that demonstrate outstanding achievement in efforts to provide music access and education to all students. To qualify for the Best Communities designation, Biloxi answered detailed questions about funding, graduation requirements, music class participation, instruction time, facilities and support for the music programs. Responses were verified with school officials and reviewed by The Music Research Institute at the University of Kansas.

“We are so excited that the Biloxi Public School District has once again been named a Best Community for Music Education by the NAMM Foundation. This is the seventh year we have received this distinction and it showcases the commitment that the administration, faculty, students, and community of Biloxi have to the importance of music education.  I am especially proud of the teachers of the Biloxi School District, including our performing arts teachers, that have taken this high standard of instruction online as we continue to engage our students during our absence from the physical school building.” says Director of Fine Arts, Travis Coakley

In Biloxi Public Schools, students are offered show choir, band, and strings beginning in the 6th grade and continuing throughout high school. Piano lab is available to students in grades 7-12 and all students K-6 in the district are taught music weekly.

Congratulations to everyone that contributes to the Indian Nation’s outstanding music program!

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