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:
Band is Back! Welcome to the Marie Murphy Band page. Use the information and videos on this page to help make your decision on joining the band and experience all the benefits that come from adding music to your child's education! Classes start the week of Sep. 20 & will occur twice a week. There will be a single activity fee of $240, paid to the school. Instrument rentals and band supplies will go through Music & Arts, and will be delivered to the school the first week of band. Lots of performance opportunities available: with at least 3 concerts per year, Honors Band, & Solo Fest. Please click "Submit Interest Form" below to officially add your child to the band roster! If you need an instrument rental or supplies, please then follow the "More Info" link to the Music & Arts rental page.
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
Music & Arts works closely with the local music directors to offer their preferred instruments and classroom materials. They are trusted by thousands of schools and parents nationwide. They make renting an instrument easy!