Space Coast students and teachers demonstrate their musical excellence

Did you know that, since 2005, Brevard County schools have dominated the selection of Music Demonstration Schools? The statewide project identifies, recognizes and promotes music programs that “balance diversity, high performance standards and instructional quality in music education”.  Representatives from the Florida Department of Education visit and evaluate all applicants before approving the schools based on criteria established by the National Association for Music Education and the Florida Music Educators’ Association.  Selected schools commit to a three-year term during which they agree to “assist school officials, teachers and other interested persons in observing quality programs and obtaining information for program improvement.” Music Demonstration Schools Project (A collaboration of the Florida Department of Education and the Florida Music Educators’ Association) 2010-2013 Music Demonstration Schools Apollo Elementary School, Titusville Discovery Elementary School, Palm Bay Manatee Elementary School, Melbourne Oak Park Elementary School, Titusville Southwest Middle School, Palm Bay Davenport School of the Arts, Polk County Osceola Magnet School, Indian River County 2010-2013 Honorable Mention Sabal Elementary School, Melbourne 2009-2012 Music Demonstration Schools Audubon Elementary School, Merritt Island Cambridge Elementary School, Cocoa Central Middle School, West Melbourne Croton Elementary School, Melbourne Gemini Elementary School, Melbourne Robert Louis Stevenson Elementary School of the Arts, Merritt Island Saturn Elementary School, Cocoa 2009-2012 Honorable Mention Oak Park Elementary School, Titusville 2008-2011 Music Demonstration Schools Dr. W. J. Creel Elementary School, Melbourne Eau Gallie High School, Melbourne Hans Christian Andersen Elementary School, Rockledge L. B. Johnson Middle School, Melbourne Mila Elementary School, Merritt Island Ocean Breeze Elementary School, Indian Harbour Beach Quest Elementary School, Melbourne Satellite High School Spessard L. Holland Elementary School, Satellite Beach Titusville High School Diplomat Middle School, Lee County 2008-2011 Honorable Mention Gemini Elementary School, Melbourne Beach Robert Louis Stevenson Elementary School of the Arts, Merritt Island Saturn Elementary School, Cocoa Tropical Elementary School, Merritt Island 2007-2010 Music Demonstration Schools Apollo Elementary School, Titusville DeLaura Middle School, Satellite Beach Discovery Elementary School, Palm Bay (John F.) Kennedy Middle School, Rockledge Meadowlane Elementary School, West Melbourne Surfside Elementary School, Satellite Beach Davenport School of the Arts, Polk County Douglas Anderson High School of the Arts, Jacksonville Osceola Magnet School, Vero Beach Rochelle School of the Arts, Polk County 2006-2009 Music Demonstration Schools Audubon Elementary School, Merritt Island Cambridge Elementary Magnet School, Cocoa Central Middle School, West Melbourne Croton Elementary School, Melbourne Indialantic Elementary School South Lake Elementary School, Titusville Southwest Middle School, Palm Bay Spruce Creek High School, Port Orange Frances K. Sweet Magnet School, Fort Pierce Riverview High School, Sarasota 2006-2009 Honorable Mention Cocoa Beach Jr./Sr. High School Discovery Elementary School, Palm Bay Meadowlane Elementary School, West Melbourne (Robert L.) Stevenson Elementary School of the Arts, Merritt Island 2005-2008 Music Demonstration Schools (Hans Christian) Andersen Elementary School, Rockledge (Dr. W. J.) Creel Elementary School, Melbourne Eau Gallie High School (Lyndon B.) Johnson Middle School, Melbourne Mila Elementary School, Merritt Island Satellite High School Titusville High School Graceville Elementary School, Jackson County Schwarzkopf Elementary School, Hillsborough County 2005-2008 Honorable Mention Bayside High School, Palm Bay Central Middle School, West Melbourne Melbourne High School Palm Bay High School