Anyone Can Play Any Instrument

Interested in joining band? Not sure which instrument is right for you? You've come to the right place!

Anyone Can Play Any Instrument

Interested in joining band? Not sure which instrument is right for you? You've come to the right place!

Anyone Can Play Any Instrument

Interested in joining band? Not sure which instrument is right for you? You've come to the right place!

Anyone Can Play Any Instrument

Interested in joining band? Not sure which instrument is right for you? You've come to the right place!

Anyone Can Play Any Instrument

Interested in joining band? Not sure which instrument is right for you? You've come to the right place!

Be Part of the Band

Music does more than just make sounds, it changes the way we think and act. The skills your child will learn in music will help them be successful on the stage, in the classroom, and for the rest of their lives. The Be Part of the Band project was created to get more students involved in music.

Music
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of admissions officers of the nation's major universities say high school credit and achievement in the arts are significant considerations for admission
points scored higher on the SAT for students involved in public school music programs according to the College Entrance Examination Board.
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Lewis Thomas, physician and biologist, found that music majors comprise the highest percentage of accepted medical students.
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of respondents (Gallup Poll), believe music is part of a well-rounded education and should be offered as part of the regular curriculum in schools.
 
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Students who participate in music have the lowest levels of current and lifelong use of alcohol, tobacco, and illicit drugs among any group in our society.

H. Con. Res 266 United States Senate, June 2000

Students taking courses in music performance and music appreciation scored higher in the SAT than students with no arts participation.

College Entrance Examination Board College-Bound Seniors National Report

Schools that have music programs have significantly higher graduation rates than those without music programs (90.2 percent compared to 72.9 percent).

U.S. Department of Education NELLS88 Database

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My Story

Be Part of the Music reached out to leading advocates, industry leaders, and educators across the country to share "their story" of how they came to music and how it has affected their lives. Keep checking back as we continue to add more stories.

NOW IT'S YOUR TURN!

We want to hear YOUR story and it's as easy as 1,2,3! Holding your phone in landscape position, make a one minute video using the following format:

  1. State your name and location and say "this is my story.
  2. End with your name and "I AM PART OF THE MUSIC."
  3. Upload your video to Instagram #iampartofthemusic

We will select new videos every week to add to our Instagram channel. Be sure to share this with friends so musicians from all across the country will hear YOUR story!

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The Be Part of the Band project is made possible by the support of: