PHS Enters Grammy Competition

Peekskill High School has entered a national contest called the Foreigner Grammy competition. High schools across the country had to submit a video showcasing the importance of music in schools and the great music teachers who have encouraged them along the way. PHS students crafted a 42 second video on the importance of musical learning in schools. Students, including Autumn Jacobs and Georgina Gray shared how they believe that musical classes, such as chorus and band, are good for the minds and souls of our generation. Autumn Jacobs said, “It helps us with our grades because we like to sing and play instruments and with chorus and band we get to do what we love doing”. It inspires students in positive ways to pursue their dreams because they can achieve greater things.

Foreigner and the GRAMMY Foundation have launched a Public Service Announcement campaign in support of music education! One winner will be chosen by the band and will receive a $10,000 grant for use in their music and audio/visual departments. The winning PSA will also be posted on

Peekskill High School’s video, courtesy of Mr. Doug Brown, can be viewed on YouTube using this link:

PHS Grammy Foundation Nomination Video