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2022 MEBCI Bergen County Middle School Choir

Please join us in congratulating the following students who were accepted into the 2022 MEBCI Bergen County middle school choir!

2022 MEBCI Bergen County Middle School Choir
  • Joseph Hamwi, 7th grade - Baritone
  • Olivia John, 7th grade - Soprano
  • Madalin Kehoe, 7th grade - Soprano
  • Yuri Konno, 8th grade - Soprano
  • Kevin Liu, 7th grade - Bass
  • Sabrina Nasretdinov, 8th grade - Alto
  • Niva Patel, 8th grade - Soprano
  • Sofia Wilkins, 7th grade - Soprano

The Music Educators of Bergen County (MECBI) is an organization of music teachers from Bergen County who promote music in the community and provide opportunities for students to perform in honors musical ensembles. This year marks the 30th anniversary of the Bergen County middle school choir, and I'm so thrilled that we have so many of our East Brook students participating. This is an exceptional accomplishment for our students. Please congratulate them if you see them.

Lastly, thank you to the choir director, Mrs. Doyle, and the East Brook faculty and administration for recognizing the importance of the arts and music and endlessly supporting our students in the music program. Without their support for our ensembles and lessons program, this would not be possible.

Congratulations, Paramus Music Program!
Congratulations for Outstanding Support of Music Education!

Congratulations to the Paramus music faculty, students, the Music Parent Association, and the Paramus Board of Education for receiving the award for being one of the Best Communities for Music Education.

As schools across the nation regain their cadence with the return to in-person learning and the reduction in mandates, the National Association of Music Merchants (NAMM) Foundation celebrates the list of Best Communities for Music Education (BCME). Now in its twenty-third year, the 2022 Best Communities for Music Education program has recognized 738 school districts and 80 schools across 44 states for the outstanding efforts by teachers, administrators, parents, students, and community leaders and their support for music education as part of a well-rounded education for all children.

“Music educators, administrators, and communities truly rallied to support and sustain music education through a period of intense change and adaptation. These districts and schools persevered in serving their students and communities and assured that music education was part of curriculum offerings,” shares Mary Luehrsen, executive director of The NAMM Foundation. “We applaud the commitment and efforts of all music educators, school administrators, and community members in providing students the opportunity to explore their creativity through music.”

This year's awards program celebrates schools and districts adapting, innovating, and persevering in the face of change. Researchers at The Music Research Institute at the University of Kansas, in conjunction with The NAMM Foundation, created a new way for districts and schools to address the inroads and setbacks impacted by the pandemic, as well as goals for equity and access to music education for all students and national standards for music education in a short, qualitative survey.

"The 2022 Best Communities for Music Education is an opportunity to celebrate music programs and honors the resilience and dedication to keeping music as part of a well-rounded education as we all adapt to a new educational landscape," says Christopher Johnson of the Music Research Institute at the University of Kansas. “If there was one common theme taken from all submissions, it’s that schools and districts found ways to sustain music education and student engagement in even the most challenging of circumstances.”

School Safety

We at Paramus care! We have carefully built a foundation to represent a school safety/school climate team. This team consists of anti-bullying specialists, teachers, psychologists, and many others that care for the well-being of your children. For more information, please see our safety/school climate team breakdown in its entirety.