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

Happy Start of School! Well at least Band Camp!

I would say this is a strange way to begin our year, but in light of the past four months, strange takes on a whole new meaning. Regardless, we are hoping to continue our growth in musicianship and performance techniques to bring you a whole new fall show in a unique way. The show will be announced to everyone on Monday and the staff and I are very excited for the possibilities and learning opportunities of focusing on the music and movement moments, without the judges perception and being “competitive” being a factor in our creativity. Our fall season will last for the first two months of school and will culminate with a video rendition of our show (with a live version possibly during the possible Feb-Mar football season). We will not be holding regular Tuesday and Thursday night rehearsals, but there may be opportunities in the evenings to better our show, connect with each other and continue the things that make band the best (those things are music, friends and fun!). As we move through the year, we will be taking all precautions to keep everyone safe, while still trying to bring everyone together with music.

Thank you all for your patience and resilience (you’ll need it at 8:25am band period 1) as we work through this online opening and what’s to be an odd and unforgettable year. Keep looking to the constant contact emails we send out each week for updates and upcoming events as we want to keep everyone informed and engaged as possible. Take care and see you soon!

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