Osbourn High School Could Win a Grammy
– December 11, 2013 1:11 pm
MANASSAS, Va. – Osbourn High School is one of 123 schools nationwide to have been named a GRAMMY Signature School semifinalist for 2014 by the GRAMMY Foundation. Created in 1998, the GRAMMY Signature Schools program recognizes top U.S. public high schools that are making an outstanding commitment to music education during an academic school year.
“Osbourn’s selection as a semifinalist by the GRAMMY Foundation is a testament to the strong Fine Arts program at the school,” said Manassas City Public Schools Superintendent Catherine Magouyrk. “From choral groups, to bands, ensembles and orchestras, our students have excelled at every level and we are very proud of them.”
“Osbourn’s selection as a semifinalist by the GRAMMY Foundation is a testament to the strong Fine Arts program at the school,” Magouyrk added. “From choral groups, to bands, ensembles, guitarists and orchestras, our students have excelled at every level and we are very proud of them.”
GRAMMY Signature schools are made possible in part through the generous support of Converse, the Ford Motor Company Fund, the Hot Topic Foundation and Journeys.
The top programs are designated Gold recipients. The best of the Gold recipients is designated the National GRAMMY Signature School. The remaining schools are designated GRAMMY Signature Schools. For schools that are economically underserved the GRAMMY Foundation established the Enterprise Award category to recognize the efforts in music education made by these schools. The selection process for GRAMMY Signature Schools begins each year in August when the GRAMMY
Foundation mails notification to more than 20,000 public high schools from districts large and small, urban, suburban and rural, requesting information about each school’s music program.
The Grammy Foundation will announce the finalists for the Grammy Signature Schools program in mid-March 2014. If selected as a finalist, Osbourn High School will receive a custom award and a monetary grant ranging from $1,000 up to $15,000 to benefit its music program.
The GRAMMY Foundation was established in 1989 to cultivate theunderstanding, appreciation and advancement of the contribution ofrecorded music to American culture.