It’s the time of the year for students to enroll in the beginning band program! You and your student may have many questions about this important decision, including “Why be in band?” There are many reasons you should consider instrumental music as a valuable part of your student’s education, including…
Research shows that the study of music can –
- Improve reading and math performance
- Develop quick and decisive thinking
- Enhance higher brain function
- Lead to increased test scores
Band is a unique program that brings together students of all interests. The friendships your student will make in band include kids who also participate in sports, student council, yearbook—you name it! Because band students work as a team, friendships are based on important values such as trust, cooperation, and unity.
Beyond the confidence that a music education instills, band also educates students about valuable life lessons such as
- Character development
- Team building
- Competing gracefully
- Expectations of excellence
- Appreciation for the arts
If band sounds good to you, plan on attending our
Instrument Try-Out Night
Tuesday, February 13, 2018
Drop-in anytime from 4-7 PM
Parkview Middle School
(Enter the back doors of the middle school—Door #9)
On this night, students will “test-drive‟ the instruments they are interested in learning! The band teacher will be available to meet and answer any questions you may have. Representatives from Conrad Music Service will be present to assist with instruments and filling out paperwork for rentals, as well as answer any questions about the rental process.
If it is not possible for your child to attend this night, please contact Mr. Scroggins as soon as possible for information on how to try out an instrument!