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?
Kyle Anderson -
BME in Music Education
(Illinois Wesleyan University - 2011) -
12 years teaching Experience -
I love what I do and all aspects of music. I am excited to share my passion for music with my students. -
“Music gives a soul to the universe, wings to the mind, flight to the imagination and life to everything.” ~Plato
Message from the director:
Welcome to the St. Mary Band! Here you will find more information about band and how to enroll. I look forward to working with your child on their musical journey. Please note percussion students will learn both bells and drum.
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
Is your child interested in joining Band?
Everything we know about participation in music says that students involved in music are more successful in every possible way academically, personally, and socially.
Click below to start your child's enrollment in Band.