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:
Band and orchestra are offered beginning in the 5th grade as an enrichment subject that teaches life-long skills and fosters creativity and self-expression. Music is for everyone and we are committed to ensuring that every child has a positive, fulfilling experience. There are many benefits to having your student enrolled in the band or orchestra program. Children who learn to play an instrument learn discipline, cooperation with others, and a new way to a fuller, richer life. An instrument puts them into worthwhile school activities and gives them something interesting, pleasurable, and profitable to do during their leisure time. Research has also shown that children who participate in music are often among the highest-achieving academic students.
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).