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:
Parents, this year your child can begin playing a musical instrument in the Poplar Bluff Junior High Band program. The band program at PBJHS is the largest organization on campus and we would LOVE to have your child be a part of it! Normally, we would do all of this in person but, under the circumstances, I wanted to create a way for students to be able to hear the different instruments so they can better decide what instrument to play. If you already own an instrument, please let us know that on the form that we email out so we can place your child on that instrument. Please join us for 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.
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).