The Manitowoc Public School District is one of just 23 districts in Wisconsin named as "2017 Best Communities for Music Education."
Nationally, only 4% of districts (527) received the designation from the National Association of Music Merchants (NAMM) Foundation.
"We are very excited and honored," Kati Seiter, music teacher at Washington Jr. High School, said in this Herald Times Reporter story. "We're fortunate to have district leaders and a community that strongly support music and the arts."
About 3,000 of the 5,200 students in the Manitowoc Public School District participate in music programs.
Read more about the national award and MPSD's music program.