Top Reasons to Participate IN Band!
FUN - Band is one of the most exciting classes our schools have to offer! As your student progresses they will have the opportunity to participate in more and more concerts, competitions, trips and other exciting events!
COMMUNICATION - Music is a UNIVERSAL LANGUAGE spoken across all countries, cultures and continents. Playing an instrument has been one of the most cherished skills throughout human history!
IDENTITY - The more identities our students have the HAPPIER they will be! With every new success, your student will gain more stature and prestige while at the same time realizing their own potential and self-esteem!
ACHIEVEMENT - Research confirms that young people who participate in music are among the ACADEMICALLY STRONGEST in their schools. In a recent study of SAT scores, music students scored average of 61 points higher on the verbal and 42 points higher on the math portion.
WHOLE BRAIN LEARNING - Science has shown that playing an instrument exercises almost every region of the student’s brain. No other subject or discipline has been found to do this! Exercising the “whole brain” enhances student achievement in ALL subjects.
MIXED-AGES - Band is one of the ONLY times during the school day when our students get to work together with students of different ages and grade levels! Modeling more experienced students and mentoring younger ones is CRITICAL for student growth!
SMALL CLASS SIZE - The weekly small group lesson is one of the ONLY times during the school day when your student will be in a SMALL class setting. This setting allows for personal attention and makes a large school feel smaller!
OPPORTUNITY - Many of our students have continued on to become leaders in the fields of music performance, education, composition etc. Some have been awarded SCHOLARSHIPS from universities and other organizations nationwide!
TEAMWORK - Band students immediately experience the value of working together, listening to each other and COOPERATING. There is no “riding the bench” in band!
EXPRESSION - All children search for expression. Playing a musical instrument allows the student to create something that reflects their individual personality and style. This creativity will strengthen independent thinking and has been proven to relieve stress/anxieties!