85R23661 RMA-D
  By: Sanford H.R. No. 1525
         WHEREAS, The McKinney Independent School District has been
  named to the 2017 list of the Best Communities for Music Education
  published by the National Association of Music Merchants
  Foundation; and
         WHEREAS, Each year, the NAMM Foundation, along with the
  University of Kansas Music Research Institute, evaluates music
  programs in some 14,000 U.S. school districts based on student
  participation, demographic representation, budgetary and
  administrative staff support, achievement records, and other
  factors; only about four percent of the districts selected for this
  assessment ultimately earn special recognition from the
  association; and
         WHEREAS, In addition to numerous McKinney ISD student
  musicians receiving individual honors, many of the district's
  ensembles have garnered acclaim at the local, state, and national
  levels; McKinney Boyd High School, Evans Middle School, and Eddins
  Elementary School have each earned Honor Choir recognition from the
  Texas Music Educators Association, and the Cockrill Middle School
  Honors Band has won numerous titles in the Mark of Excellence
  National Wind Band Honors contest hosted by the Foundation for
  Music Education; moreover, several groups from within the district
  have performed at the prestigious Midwest Clinic International
  Band, Orchestra, and Music Conference; in 2015, the Faubion Middle
  School Orchestra was named a Middle School Honor Full Orchestra by
  TMEA, and the McKinney High School and McKinney North High School
  marching bands qualified for the University Interscholastic League
  State Marching Band Contest; and
         WHEREAS, McKinney ISD has established a long-standing
  tradition of excellence in music education, and the district's
  administrators, faculty, staff, and students may indeed take great
  pride in this notable distinction; now, therefore, be it
         RESOLVED, That the House of Representatives of the 85th Texas
  Legislature hereby congratulate the McKinney Independent School
  District for being named to the 2017 list of the Best Communities
  for Music Education by the National Association of Music Merchants
  Foundation and extend to all those associated with the district's
  music programs sincere best wishes for continued success; and, be
  it further
         RESOLVED, That an official copy of this resolution be
  prepared for the district as an expression of high regard by the
  Texas House of Representatives.