North Jefferson Middle School Blue Devil 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.

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 director:

We believe music is the best part of life and should be experienced by all! No prior experience is necessary to join band; we'll teach you everything you need to know! The investment made now in your child's participation in the band will pay-off for their future by earning college scholarships, a higher self-confidence, strong determination, self-control, develop leadership skills and life-long friendships! Band class offers travel and performance opportunities multiple times a year! We work hard, achieve a high level of success, and we have loads of FUN all along the way! You can do other activities or sports and still be in the band. Band gives students a place to belong, part of the family. This is OUR BAND! *Like/Follow us on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter: @njmsband

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

North Jefferson Middle School Blue Devil Band
Director: Jen Walsh
Phone: 205-379-4000