Windham High music teacher takes home Grammy
WINDHAM - A Windham High School music teacher takes home a Grammy award.
Jared Cassedy received the prestigious Music Educator Award Sunday night. He was one of more than 7,000 nominees and ten finalists for the award recognizing educators making a significant and lasting contribution to the field of music education.
Cassedy said, "This award means so much to me as well as thousands of music educators everywhere. It represents what really true significance of what music education is and how it enables students to really reach beyond their potential."
Cassedy also said one of the highlights of the night was meeting and talking with legendary musician Paul McCartney.
Cassedy has been the school's director of bands since 2009. He's director of the New Hampshire youth wind ensemble and of K-12 fine arts for the district. Windham high is honoring him with an assembly Wednesday afternoon.
Meanwhile, Dover native Joe Visciano won a Grammy award for best engineered album for his work on Beck's album "Morning Phase."