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.
Message from the director:
Making Music is important here in the South Elgin High School Band program. The Art of Music is filled with some of the greatest learning opportunities. Our goals are simple; have fun, learn a beautiful artform, and develop life skills needed to be successful beyond our school career. Thank you all for supporting this wonderful musical journey!
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.
Students taking courses in music performance and music appreciation scored higher in the SAT than students with no arts participation.
Schools that have music programs have significantly higher graduation rates than those without music programs (90.2 percent compared to 72.9 percent).
Is your child interested in joining Band?
Let us know!
Contact InformationSouth Elgin High School Band
Director: Kurt Dobbeck
Phone: 847-289-3760 x3229