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:
Thank you for your interest in the South Garner High School Band and Orchestra programs. We are excited to welcome you to the program and share with you the direction we are taking. Our programs have and will be focused on developing lifelong musicians. Members who will continue to play not only in college, but in community groups, as professionals, in their churches and any other form of musical ensemble. Along the way, we will see our bands grow in musical ability as the individual grows. We focus our literature and learning on the development of this musician and work with them to cultivate their interests and their musical goals.
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.
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Contact InformationSouth Garner High School Bands and Orchestras
Director: R. Timothy McCoy