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Syosset Central School District Awarded NYSSMA Presidential Citation

Syosset Central School District is proud to announce that it has received the Presidential Citation Award from the New York State School Music Association (NYSSMA).

The Presidential Citation Award is NYSSMA’s highest honor bestowed on K-12 Districts for their support of and excellence in Music Education. The application is an extensive review of concert recordings, school enrollment, ensemble rehearsal minutes, budgetary support and curriculum. No more than two of New York’s almost 700 school districts may receive this award in any given year. In some years, NYSSMA chooses not to bestow the award to anyone.

“We are honored to be the recipients of the Presidential Citation Award,” said Dr. Christopher Hale, Coordinator of Fine and Performing Arts. “This recognition is a result of the hard work of our faculty and the long-term commitment district leadership has made to music education.”

For the first time since 1991, Syosset Central School District will receive the NYSSMA Presidential Citation. The award will be presented at the association’s Winter Conference.