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:
Welcome to the Freehold High School Band and Choir Program. If you enjoy playing your instrument, Marching, Singing and want to become a better musician, then this is the place for you. We have a tradition of music excellence at FHS and we are excited to have you in our program! You will enjoy the experience of learning in groups whose members not only possess quality citizenship, but also maintain a tradition of music excellence. The bands and vocal groups all have high standards in rehearsals, concerts, and code of conduct, and these standards or expectations are vital to the FHS music program. But we also have a lot of fun and watch out for each other in our groups, Here is where you will develop lifelong friends and life skills. We look forward to seeing you very soon!
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).