By Ian Hanigan
Three IUSD high schools have been named finalists in the prestigious Grammy Signature Schools award program, which annually recognizes campuses that provide exceptional music opportunities for students.
Northwood, Irvine and Woodbridge high schools are now among 127 sites that have a chance to be named 2014 Grammy Signature Schools this spring by the Grammy Foundation — and earn a cash award of up to $10,000.
That’s pretty impressive, considering more than 20,000 public high schools were given an opportunity to pursue the honor.
Established in 1989, the Grammy Foundation promotes the impact of recorded music on American culture and spotlights outstanding music programs. IUSD’s four comprehensive high schools have earned Grammy Signature School status nine times, and four of those went to Northwood.
“Of the 20,000 schools that were eligible, only 127 are finalists, and three of them are in the Irvine Unified School District,” said Brad Van Patten, IUSD’s coordinator of Visual and Performing Arts. “That really is a testament to the community support we receive for our music programs, including extraordinarily generous contributions from the Irvine Company and the Irvine Public Schools Foundation.”
October was the deadline for Grammy Signature School applications, which were completed online. …read more
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