The Central York School District received recognition Monday night for being named a "Best Community for Music Education" by the NAMM Foundation, a nonprofit organization that promotes participation in music from scientific research to school programs.

"I happen to feel that's true, personally," said Board President Michael Wagner, citing the work of the music department and the support of the community for the award.

This is the district's fifth consecutive year receiving the distinction. It is one of 176 communities nationwide, including 166 school districts and 10 schools, to be named a best community, according to the NAMM Foundation. Districts are judged on their music programs by factors including participation, graduation rates, instruction time and facilities as well as community support.