Berta Cabaza Middle School Greypup 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.

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?

Message from the director:

Welcome to the Berta Cabaza Middle School Greypup Band Program! We are very excited about the possibilities for our program this year and are looking forward to furthering the successful tradition of excellence within our program! By choosing to participate in the band program, you agree to ALWAYS rehearse and perform to the best of your abilities and work together with the band directors to make our program the absolute best it can be. We expect all of our students to come to class each day with mature, responsible attitudes. We also ask that all members report promptly to rehearsals, classes, and performances. We look forward to having you as a part of our program!!!

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

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Contact Information

Berta Cabaza Middle School Greypup Band
Director: James Spence
Phone: 956-361-6600
Email: jrspence@sbcisd.net