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 Band?
Message from the director:
Becoming a member of the AMMS Band and learning to play an instrument is a FUN and REWARDING decision. No experience is necessary to get started and you and your student will be guided through the process every step of the way! In addition to learning about music and how to play an instrument, students will also learn invaluable life skills, productive habits, and the value of hard work. Students will experience being part of a team, working with others, and will make lots of great friendships that often last a lifetime! Throughout history, music has been considered the basis of all learning. The skills and attitudes a student acquires in band can help him/her to achieve success in life. I am excited about working with you and having you as a part of the AMMS Band!!
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).