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:
As the director of the Clarksville High Band for the last 25 years, I have had the privilege to mentor and teach thousands of young people. Their personal stories are powerful and will touch thousands of others as they live their lives. I keep one thing in mind each day as I work to provide our students with the best possible instruction and experience possible....."A hundred years from now...it will not matter how much money I made, what kind of car I drove, or the size of the house I lived in, but maybe the world will be a better place because I was important in the life of a child."
Be a part of the music....be a part of the Clarksville Wildcats and a century of tradition. It's fun to work hard to be "good". We want to train young people to be successful. Music is our tool. Join us!!
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!