WWCS Selected as a 2022 Best Communities for Music Education Award for Seventh Year



For the seventh year, Winton Woods City Schools Music Department was selected as a 2022 Best Communities for Music Education by the National Association of Music Merchants (NAMM) Foundation. Every year, districts around the nation are recognized for their top quality programs in the fine arts. When asked what made Winton Woods City Schools stand out from others, Winton Woods Band Director Danelle Ashbrook highlighted the staff and music teachers who go above and beyond. “All of our music teachers are highly qualified in their specialty areas,” said Ashbrook. “Our teachers care about making sure our students thrive. They put in the extra time and do a lot of work to provide the support our students need to get great results. It sets us apart.”


Winton Woods Fine Arts Director Carol Becci Young said, “Our students have amazing talent and are dedicated to their music programs at Winton Woods High School.” The high school choirs Bella Voce and Varsity Ensemble were invited to perform at the AAPI (Asian American Pacific Islander) Heritage Celebration and Award Gala at Memorial Hall. Special guests included Cincinnati Mayor Aftab Pureval, Senior Vice President of Fifth Third Bank Stephanie A. Smith, and performances by the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra and other talented performing arts schools. “We are fortunate to be able to provide incredible opportunities within and outside our community. Allowing them exposure to other cultures and professional music organizations,” said Winton Woods Choir Director Beth Menke Miller.



PHOTO CAPTION: Winton Woods High School Belle Voce performing “Doraji'' arranged by Yoojin Muhn at the AAPI Heritage Celebration and Award Gala. Photo by Drew Jackson.

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