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    We are once again proud to announce our designation as one of the "Best Communities for Music Education", as recognized by the National Association of Music Merchants (NAMM) Foundation. This designation "recognizes collaborative, from-the-ground-up efforts of teachers, administrators, students and parents who continually work to keep comprehensive music education as an integral part of the core curriculum", as stated on the NAMM website.
    According to NAMM Foundation Executive Director Mary Luehrsen, “There is overwhelming research tying music education to higher overall student success in school and in life. This designation recognizes communities for their commitment to music education and strengthens support for these programs."
    We are proud of this honor and are sincerely appreciative of those with whom we share it: our talented student musicians; the parents who offer support and encouragement; the faculty, staff, and administration of the school district; the Clarence Board of Education; and the Clarence Community as a whole, who continue to expect musical excellence and support our efforts towards that goal. Thanks to all who made this possible again this year! 
    This site contains a wealth of information regarding the Clarence Music Program and Music Faculty. Be sure to check the online calendar for the most up-to-date information on concerts and events. Check the Music News section for information on rehearsals, concerts, booster meetings, fundraising opportunities, and more. Remember, concert programs can be downloaded and saved in color for your child's keepsakes, and there may be slideshows including performances to view. Let your family know to look there!

  •  Clarence Central Schools Music Department

    9625 Main Street
    Clarence, NY 14031
    Phone (716) 407-9040
    Fax (716) 759-8362 
    Louis Vitello, Music Department Chairman
    Louis Vitello
  • Clarence Music Faculty

     Winds & Percussion

    Dana Bennett
    Andrew Bodemer
    Thomas Furminger
    Chryste Mallory
    Andrea Runfola
    Thomas Stroth
    Louis Vitello
    James Ieda
    Daniel Polino
    Douglas Shaw
    Amanda Witherell  
    Vocal/General Music
    Valerie Acee
    Erin Alexander
    Daniel Denecke
    Marissa Devoe
    Amy Fetterly
    Kristen Grajek
    Heidi Kohler
    Emeritus Faculty
    Nancy Benz
    Jeanne Boyer
    Ronald Case
    William Eicher
    Mary Ann Endres
    Jill Fitzgerald
    Christopher Gawlak
    Beverly Hurst
    William Lambert
    Robert Lehner
    William Rich
    Michael Ried
    Ronald Sutherland
    Robert Vehar (1936-2012)
    George Whittier