[Jamestown, NY] – Jamestown High School is proud to announce that it has been awarded the GRAMMY Museum’s GRAMMY Signature Schools Community Award. The award provides recognition and support to economically underserved public high school music programs in selected communities nationwide. As a GRAMMY Signature School Award recipient, JHS is one of only 100 schools in the nation to receive a Community Award of $2,000 to benefit their music programs. Selections are made proactively by the GRAMMY Museum seeking to find schools where the funding will have the most impact. During the 2017–2018 school year, the Hot Topic Foundation provided funding for the GRAMMY Museum’s Community Award.
“We are so excited to learn that Jamestown High School’s music program has been awarded the GRAMMY Signature School Community Award,” said Jamestown High School Principal Mike McElrath. “We have always known that we have an exemplary music program at JHS but to have a prestigious organization like The GRAMMY Museum recognize our programs in such a positive way just affirms how special our program is in Jamestown. JHS is lucky to have great teachers, the support of our Board of Education and our community to keep our high-level music program at JHS to benefit our students.”
To date, approximately $1.4 million in grants has been distributed to close to 700 schools in all 50 states. The GRAMMY Museum seeks to educate and inspire all museum visitors and members through the enduring qualities and cultural significance of popular and classical music. The GRAMMY Museum offers the most dynamic and exciting educational programs available from music museums today.