Wakefield High School Band & 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:

Playing an instrument is extremely rewarding. When a student brings home an instrument for the first time, it is more than just an exciting day. It is perhaps one of the greatest opportunities in your child's life. While learning music, students interact with peers, gaining important leadership and communication skills. They also learn how to creatively express themselves and relieve stress. Through music history, theory, composition, performance, and cultural relevance, students gain a better understanding of other people, a cohesiveness with other subjects, and a new outlook on the world in which they exist. It is never too late to get involved in a music program, even if you missed out in middle school or previous years of high school.

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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The Be Part of the Music project exists to provide a variety of high quality tools to help music educators attract as many students as possible to their programs. Their goal is to help music educators effectively and efficiently communicate to students and parents what we already know: Music Is A Life Changing Activity!

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Contact Information

Wakefield High School Band & Orchestra
Director: Brian Munoz
Email: bmunoz@wcpss.net
Website: http://www.wakefieldhsband.org/