Northport High School Honored for Top Music Program

 Northport High School Honored for Top Music Program Photo
Northport High School was recognized at the Long Island Music Hall of Fame’s (LIMHoF) “First Annual High School Music Department Recognition Program” on April 3 for their outstanding music program.  

Northport was among seven Long Island High School music programs that were honored during the special ceremony. The school’s prestigious Tour Choir performed both the National Anthem at the opening of the ceremony and later “Only in Sleep,” by Eriks Esenvalds and Sara Teasdale. The awards presented during the evening were based on an extensive application.

Northport High School received a Model Program of Excellence distinction, the highest honor of the evening, while one school received a Program of Note rating and five schools received a Program of Excellence rating. Each school presented a performing ensemble prior to the acceptance of their award.

The LIMHoF School Recognition Program was created to identify top Long Island High School music programs that are focusing on notable music experiences for their students and are incorporating the National and New York State Standards for the Arts in creative and meaningful ways. Application categories include program details, inclusion of national and state standards for music in curriculum, facility, staffing and community and board support.  

Applications were reviewed by a panel of music educators, some of whom have been recognized as the Long Island Music Hall of Fame’s “Educators of Note."  

“We know that this honor and distinction is not afforded through the high school alone,” said Principal Daniel Danbusky. “Without the efforts of our music teachers in our six elementary schools and two middle schools and their dedication, musicianship and commitment to our students, our high school music program would not have received this honor. It is truly for the whole music program!”