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 directors:
This year your child can begin playing a musical instrument in the WMS Band program. When they bring home an instrument for the first time, it is more than just an exciting day, it is the beginning of a lifelong musical journey. By joining band your children will have fun, learn a beautiful artform, and develop life skills needed to be successful beyond their school career. Please join us on this wonderful musical journey by completing the "Instrument Matching Tool" below! If you don't see your favorite instrument, this year we have a limited selection of instruments for 6th Grade Beginning Band. Students wishing to play Oboe, Bassoon, Saxophone, Horn, Euphonium, or Tuba will have the opportunity to be selected for those instruments at a later date this year. - Cord Martin & Austin Vogt
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
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.
Music & Arts works closely with the local music directors to offer their preferred instruments and classroom materials. They are trusted by thousands of schools and parents nationwide. They make renting an instrument easy!