The impact of music education on children is profound.
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.
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.
Lewis Thomas, physician and biologist, found that music majors comprise the highest percentage of accepted medical students.
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.
What is Orchestra?
Message from the director:
Parents and students: Each year students begin the journey of learning String Instruments (Violin, Viola, Cello, and Double Bass) at Johnson Middle School. It is quite difficult at first. It is not always beautiful at the beginning. When your child develops the discipline of listening and practicing everyday, the change will be magnificent. Students will also create friendships that will last through Middle School and beyond. My hope is that your child will come to love music and have it for a life time. The journey will include hard work and a lot of fun. I'm looking forward to the new adventure next school year. Sincerely, Mr. Paxton, Band Dir.
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
The Be Part of the Music project exists to provide a variety of high quality tools to help music educators attract as many students as possible to their programs. Their goal is to help music educators effectively and efficiently communicate to students and parents what we already know: Music Is A Life Changing Activity!