Dwight D. Eisenhower High School (Blue Island) band director Justin Antos has been named a finalist for the 2021 Grammy Music Educator Award.
"Words cannot express how humbled I am to have been nominated for this award by my amazing students," said Antos. "They are the hardest working people from some of the most genuine families I have ever met, and I am so proud to be able to represent Eisenhower High School and the Blue Island community throughout this journey."
Antos was one of 10 nominees from around the country who were announced as finalists on CBS This Morning in December…
JUST ANNOUNCED: The 10 finalists for the 2021 Music Educator Award — presented by the @RecordingAcad and @GRAMMYMuseum.
— CBS This Morning (@CBSThisMorning) December 10, 2020
You can watch the 63rd #GRAMMYs on Sunday, January 31st on @CBS. pic.twitter.com/1qPtLdgeVu
While there is no fan voting for the award, Eisenhower staff and students are promoting Antos’ impact and amazing accomplishment on social with the hashtag #AntosForGrammy. Below are a few posts that highlight the impact he has had as a music educator.
Hey @RecordingAcad and @GRAMMYMuseum!!
— joey. (@veganvocals) December 17, 2020
Justin Antos is the man and deserves the Music Educator Award!! So you should give it to him. #AntosForGrammy pic.twitter.com/k8dloVaOjM
The Grammy Awards were originally slated to be held on January 31, 2021, at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, however, they were postponed until March 14, 2021, due to the pandemic.