The NAMM Foundation awards school music education programs with the “Best Communities for Music Education” (BCME) and individual schools the “Support Music Merit Award”. The BCME program recognizes the efforts of teachers, administrators, parents, students and community leaders working to assure that music education is part of the core curriculum. Overall, 376 districts were designated as “Best Communities for Music Education” and 96 individual schools were “Support Music Merit Award” winners.
The BCME program evaluates schools and districts based on funding, staffing of highly qualified teachers, commitment to standards, and access to music instruction.
Five schools in Indiana were selected among 96 across the country to receive the “Support Music Merit Award” and Plymouth High School was one of those schools.
Band Director Bryan Ames led the marching band to its first-ever appearance at a Class B marching band state final competition and the Winter Drumline’s recent State Champion Runner-Up placing at the state finals. The band program also earned the ISSMA “All-Music Award” for ten consecutive years.