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Congratulations to Mr. Dea!
50-directorsNorm Dea, Director of Acalanes High School Bands and Orchestra has been recognized nationally in SBO Magazine (School Band and Orchestra, December, 2010, page 30) as the single Calinfornia representative in their 50 Directors Who Make a Difference report. We are very proud of him and honored to have him in our community!
Update from the California Alliance for Arts Education


This is of interest to all of us that support the arts in California:

The California Alliance for Arts Education promotes, supports and advocates visual and performing arts education for preschool through post-secondary students in California schools.

They are the only statewide organization that unites all primary constituencies for arts education, serving and representing over 100,000 individuals and organizations across the arts, education, public, and private sectors.

Check out their latest newsletter here.

Acalanes High School Recognized for Music Contributions to the Community
The Acalanes High School Music Department was recognized by the National Association of Music Merchants (NAMM) as one of the “Best Communities for Music Education” in the Nation. The ceremony took place on June 10, 2010 at Lamorinda Music.  Instrumental Music Teacher, Norm Dea and Choral Music Teacher, Bruce Lengacher were present along with many students, parents, and friends, to receive the certificate of recognition from Colleen McCormick, owner of Lamorinda Music.
This national recognition would not be possible without the supportive and generous community in which we live, a community that embraces the performing arts as an integral component in our school's comprehensive curriculum, and the wonderful elementary & middle school music program that feeds the high school. In essence, this award recognizes the ENTIRE Lafayette community!