Helfrich Park Band and Orchestra

Learn more about the positive impact music can have on your child, then fill out a short interest form to get more information about our music program.
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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?

What is Orchestra?

Message from the director:

Welcome to the Helfrich Park Instrumental Music page. We are so excited that you have taken the first step to become a part of our program. If you are interested in joining band or orchestra, please browse this site and fill out the interest form. Email Orchestra Director Mr. Strasik (patrick.strasik@evsck12.com) with questions about string instruments or Band Director Mr. Goodwin (douglas.goodwin@evsck12.com) with questions about brass, woodwind, or percussion instruments. To join one of our award winning programs, fill out the google form to sign up for band or orchestra. Copy and paste this link into your browser! https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1Toc97IFsbeaB2vheS-3pGFbNbYKHuL2ffJU6EL_Wrjc/edit

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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Contact Information

Helfrich Park Band and Orchestra
Director: Mr. Goodwin and Mr. Strasik
Phone: (812) 435-8246
Email: douglas.goodwin@evsck12.com
Website: https://helfrichpark.evscschools.com/