Charles E. Patterson Middle School Band

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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?

Message from the director:

JOINING THE CPMS BAND IS SIMPLE! If you have interest in band at all, mark band as your first choice on your choice sheet. This will ensure that band is at least one of your elective courses. Band is a class that is part of the daily schedule, which means there is minimal outside of school requirement to start. If you have ANY questions, just ask your music teachers or your counselor! Most students say that joining band is the best decision they have ever made. I cannot wait to have you in the band next year! When you join band, you gain family! The CPMS Band has a history of success, and we need you! While we cannot promise every child will be a musical prodigy, WE CAN promise you will learn, laugh, and grow along the way. Now is the time to start! Mr. Justin Hike, CPMS Band Director

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

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Contact Information

Charles E. Patterson Middle School Band
Director: Mr. Justin Hike
Phone: 254-336-7100