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:
Welcome to St. Joseph School Band. The goal of SJS Band is to develop students who pursue lifelong participation in musical activities using skills gained through band. Every student at SJS has the opportunity to participate in a meaningful musical experience that contributes to the emotional, intellectual, aesthetic, and physical development of the child.
Beginning Band starts in the fall of 5th grade. Students meet in small groups to learn how to read & interpret music within the learning of a band instrument. After successfully completing one year of band, students move to Advanced Band. In Advanced Band, students learn more advanced playing skills, how to play multiple musical lines within a group, and how to work together toward the successful performance of quality literature.
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).