BOARDMAN, Ohio (WYTV) – A local band director is a quarter-finalist for a Grammy Award.
Tom Ruggieri, band director at Boardman High School, is up for the Music Educator of the year award.
This is the second year being nominated for Ruggieri.
He was also a nominee in 2014, the inaugural year of the Grammy Educator Award.
Ruggieri is among 213 quarterfinalists out of more than 4500 initial nominees from around the country.