Grammys recognize local high school

Flower Mound High School was recently named a Grammy Signature School in recognition of making an outstanding commitment to music education.

FMHS is one of only a handful of schools across the country to receive the 2011 Grammy Signature School Gold distinction from the Grammy Foundation.

“We are extremely proud Flower Mound High School has received the Grammy Signature School Gold recognition,” said Dr. Stephen Waddell, LISD Superintendent of Schools.

“Their award-winning music program is a shining example of the heights students can reach with the help of outstanding educators. I invite the community to attend any LISD fine arts program and I congratulate all our exceptional directors at Flower Mound High School.”

This is the fourth time the school has been named a Grammy Signature School and the third time it has received the “Gold” accolade.

To earn the award, the Grammy Foundation thoroughly examined the school’s six bands, 10 choirs and four orchestra programs. The school also had to write a proposal of based on how the grant monies would be used.

This year, Flower Mound High School will receive a $5,500 grant to benefit the music program that will be used to start a guitar ensemble next school year.

In total, the school has received $18,500 in grants from the Grammy Foundation to further music education.

“It is an honor to be one of the 36 schools nationwide to be chosen for this prestigious award,” said Principal Paul Moon. “Being selected for the fourth time is a testament to the dedicated efforts of our music directors, their assistants, the students, our supportive parents and community.”

The Flower Mound High School music program is comprised of seven directors: Brent Biskup, Michael King, Adela Martinez, Rob Myers, Matt Quinlan, Dr. Mark Rohwer and Ann Smith.

Pictured above: Adela Martinez, Flower Mound High School Choir Director, and senior Ryan Youngblood, Vice President of the Choir.

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