In an era when arts and music education sometimes lose out to subjects more easily assessed by standardized tests, Torrington is being recognized for choosing a different path. For the 17th consecutive year, Torrington has been named one of the best communities nationwide for music education by the National Association of Music Merchants.
The commitment Torrington teachers, students, parents, and community members have made to music education was on display this spring at the All City Elementary Honors Orchestra & Band Concert. Fifth graders from all five of the districts’ elementary schools, along with their middle and high school mentors, came together under the direction of band director Ashlee Casko and orchestra director Tia Ward-de Leone for an evening performance that left parents and community members deeply inspired and impressed.
Excellent video and I am very proud of our music teachers, band and orchestra leaders as well as the our talented students that share their gifts with each other.
What an incredible accomplishment!! So proud!!
My boys would be lost with out music program it also helps with my 13 year old with his adhd.yes it drives me crazy but I bare it hold my strength and just enjoy when he plays…thanks to the music program