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.
Message from the director:
Welcome to Beginning4th Grade Band! This year will be a very unique year and we can learn to play a new instrument SAFELY--regardless of in-person or distance learning. The Spring Grove Area School District believes in the power of music education and its ability to educate the whole 21st-century learner--without limits. The Music Department delivers a sequential standards-based music education that is an essential part of life, integral in the development of the whole person, and a vital component for the advancement of civilization. Please take the time to review this site with your child. Once you complete the interest form, we will send you the information needed to become a member of the ROCKET BAND! OR, to register your child, please visit https://www.sgasd.org/Page/1878.
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.
Students taking courses in music performance and music appreciation scored higher in the SAT than students with no arts participation.
Schools that have music programs have significantly higher graduation rates than those without music programs (90.2 percent compared to 72.9 percent).
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.
Find Your Match
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Contact InformationSpring Grove Area School District Beginning Band
Director: Mr. Bupp
Phone: 717-225-4731 ext. 1539