Tahoma Bands and Orchestra

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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.

Music
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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.
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Lewis Thomas, physician and biologist, found that music majors comprise the highest percentage of accepted medical students.
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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?

What is Orchestra?

Message from the director:

Welcome to the Tahoma Band, Percussion and Orchestra program! We have many opportunities for each student to be successful! We strive to create a fun, safe, educational and inspiring atmosphere for all of our musicians. We offer opportunities for our students to find new heights within themselves. Through collaboration, ownership and leadership our students are amongst the top in the state. Our fantastic band boosters are a vital part of our band family support. Ultimately, our students get to play awesome music, work with amazing students and instructors, travel to cool places and achieve success in a variety of ensembles and competitions!

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

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

Tahoma Bands and Orchestra
Director: Mr. Matthew Cole, NBCT
Phone: (425) 413-3290 x9662
Email: mcole@tahomasd.us
Website: https://tahomahighschool.tahomasd.us/cms/One.aspx?portalId=168811&pageId=27002951