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Mr. Stone's Thought of the Week...

Happy Labor Day! Hope you all enjoyed your day off! It’s a busy week this week for all groups as we dig deeper into our learning routines and music.

The Band and Color Guard have two performances this week. A parade at the L. A. County Fair on Wednesday and our first Friday Home Game. Come see both! Wednesday, the parade begins at 5pm and Friday, the football game begins at 7pm. It’s also 7/8 Night and a huge tailgate is happening pre-game, so it will be an amazingly fun and exciting night. Half time is game time in the band and color guard world, so come see the progress we’ve been making on our show, Synesthesia: The Color of Sound. You won’t be disappointed.

Have a great week and see you all at the shows!

Why Participate in the Instrumental Music Program?

Graduation Rates

  • With a Music Program 90.2% 90.2%
  • Without a Music Program 72.9% 72.9%
  • With Music Program Rated “Excellent or Very Good” 90.7% 90.7%

SAT Scores

On the 2012 SAT, students who participated in music scored ABOVE average.

Reading Above Average

Math Above Average

Writing Above Average

Benefits of Music

Recent Studies Suggest:

  • Musically trained children (and adults) show enhanced problem solving, behavior regulation, and social skills
  • Music improves cognitive abilities in students more than twice as much as sports, theater, or dance
  • Musically trained children show enhanced verbal fluency and information processing speed
  • Adults who received music instruction as children have more robust brainstem responses to sound than those who did not, suggesting that music education benefits carry over to adulthood
  • Musicians’ brains tend to have a larger corpus callosum, which plays an important role in the communication between the left and right sides of the brain
  • Musical training can increase the blood flow in the left hemisphere of the brain, which suggests that the areas responsible for music and language share common brain pathways. Just one half hour of musical training achieved this effect.

Music has a power of forming the character, and should therefore be introduced into the education of the young.

~Aristotle

Music enhances the education of our children by helping them to make connections and broadening the depth with which they think and feel. If we are to hope for a society of culturally literate people, music must be a vital part of our children’s education.

~Yo-Yo Ma

Music is a more potent instrument than any other for education.

~Plato