There will always be a debate about which football program is the best in Deep East Texas, but the debate about who has the better music program has been decided for years.

The Nacogdoches Independent School District has won its third straight National Association of Music Merchants Award. The NAMM award goes to schools with the best communities for music education.

The NAMM Foundation celebrates and promotes the value of music education. They awarded 738 school districts nationwide with this designation. Nacogdoches was the only winning school in our area.

Nacogdoches Is The Best Community For Music Education In Deep East Texas 

Having Stephen F. Austin State University in their backyard has to play into this equation. Many of the music students from Nacogdoches ISD take advantage of the SFA programs offered.

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The SFA School Of Music Band Camp is an amazing resource right in Nacogdoches. Students come from all over the area to participate in their camp.

Locals pay less than half the normal fee, since they don't have to provide room and board. There are many benefits to being this close to the SFA campus.

NISD Wins Third Straight NAMM Award In Nacogdoches, Texas

To qualify to win this award Nacogdoches ISD had to answer detailed questions about their funding, graduation requirements, music class participation, instruction time, facilities, support for the music program, and community music-making programs.

Their application must be a show stopper to have won three years in a row. Congratulations to all of the students and educators that made this possible.

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