By Annie Brown
Woodbridge High School has been named the 2016 National Grammy Signature School for its outstanding music program. This designation is one of the most prestigious accolades in music education. Since the inception of the GRAMMY Foundation in 1988, IUSD’s four comprehensive high schools have received 12 Gold and Signature Grammy awards but this is the first-ever top honor for an IUSD school.
In 2016, the GRAMMY Foundation presented Signature School awards to just 13 schools across the nation. The top three schools were designated Gold recipients. The best of the Gold recipients, Woodbridge High School, was named the National GRAMMY Signature School. Woodbridge will also receive a $5,000 prize.
“This national honor is a tribute to our extraordinary music program, including our dedicated music instructors and students,” said Woodbridge Principal Chris Krebs. “Winning this award is akin to winning a national championship in athletics.” Krebs went on to praise the music instructors for their professional and personal investments in the program and its students.
In late 2015, the GRAMMY Foundation announced that all four of IUSD’s comprehensive high schools were named 2016 GRAMMY Signature School Semifinalists – a historical first – making IUSD the only district in …read more
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