Kent City 6th Grade Band

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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:

Hello and thank you for visiting this site. In these unusual times, we have to be creative in how we get information out to you and how to join the band. A few things to keep in mind: 1) We want you to be in band! 2) There are very few after school commitments for band, sports is not only not a problem - but they are encouraged! 3) We have lots of options to help you get an instrument - if money is an issue we have some school instruments you can use (supply is limited). Once again, know that I WANT YOU TO TRY BAND! I've spoken with Mrs. Vanderwest about you and she says that you are a very musically talented grade, so you need to take that next step into Middle School Band. Please email me with any questions or concerns. - Mr. Schnicke

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 NELLS88 Database

Instrument Demonstrations

Parent Interviews

Student Interviews

Instrument Matching Tool

Part of enjoying the band is being successful on your instrument. This isn't a test, and you can't fail. The Instrument Matching Tool will help match you with the right instrument! EVERYONE can be in music. At the end, you will be asked to list your instrument preferences in priority order. Click on the button to begin.

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Contact Information

Kent City 6th Grade Band
Director: Jonathan F. Schnicke
Phone: 616-383-9081