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:
Come join the MOST SUCCESSFUL middle school band in West Tennessee! The AMS Band has NO afterschool rehearsals, NO experience necessary, and NO problem earning superior ratings at Concert Festival, placing the most students in the All-West Honor Bands, and winning Grand Championships at competitions.
As the most popular club on campus, AMS Band members also participate in all the available sports, afterschool clubs and academic associations like the STEM and Art clubs.
Don't know what to play? Don't worry about it! Students and parents can attend one of our Instrument Fitting Fairs in May and try out all 9 beginner options before making a selection.
Check out more general information about band on this page. Fill out your MAPS Registration Form and become part of the band today!
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
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!