Berkmar High School has won the GRAMMY Museum’s GRAMMY Signature Schools Community Award. The award offers financial support to local high school music education programs using the model of the GRAMMY Signature Schools program. This partner-supported program allows the GRAMMY Museum to identify and select a high school music program in communities around the country to receive a grant of $2,000.
Arthur Wright, Berkmar High’s director of bands, says receiving the award is humbling, and he credits Berkmar’s staff and GCPS leadership for the program’s success. He adds, “We are honored that the Berkmar High School Music program was selected to receive the Grammy Museum's Community Award. Our band, chorus, and orchestra continue to interact with our surrounding community and serve as ambassadors for Berkmar High School and Gwinnett County Public Schools. We are so thankful for the unwavering support from our Berkmar administration, faculty, staff, and students. We also are thankful for the continuous support we receive from Gwinnett County Public Schools. This type of comprehensive support ensures that our students receive positive music experiences.”
The GRAMMY Museum works year-round to support high school music education under the banner of GRAMMY in the Schools. To date, approximately $1.4 million in grants have been distributed to close to 700 schools in all 50 states.