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 Orchestra?
Message from the director:
Welcome to the Meadowlark Orchestra!
Hello Mustang Orchestra students!
My name is Mr. Dharamraj and I'm looking forward to working with you. I have been teaching orchestra to students of all ages and levels for over 20 years. This is my 4th year teaching Orchestra at Meadowlark MS. This year, I will also be teaching at Lewisville Middle School. In orchestra, our goal is to play music on our chosen instruments: Violin, Viola, Cello, or Bass. We will learn the basic skills of how to hold and play your instruments, reading music notes and rhythms in order to prepare and perform 2 concerts: Winter and Spring Concerts. I am here to help and if you have any questions and/or problems, please feel free to contact me. I'm looking forward to meeting and working with all of you.
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
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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