Ending On a High Note

As the school year wrapped up, three local teachers received news that was music to their ears.

Band Instructor DJ Alstadt and percussion instructor Ben Wahlund, both of Naperville Central and Mark Duker, Band Director at Neuqua Valley are quarter – finalists for a new Grammy award.

The Grammy Foundation has chosen 217 teachers nationwide, including these three, as eligible for its first Music Educator Award.

The award honors individuals who’ve made significant and lasting contributions to music education.

Ten finalists will a $1,000 prize and the top honoree will receive $10,000, plus a matching reward for his or her school and a trip to Los Angeles for Grammy week.

Congrats and good luck to all our local nominees!

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