Welcome to one of the most exciting experiences in which you can be a part – the band! Now, more than ever, we have information to justify why we participate in this demanding, yet rewarding, activity. Experts have concluded that the study of music helps with spatial reasoning, test taking, and overall quality of life! Factor in social skills, emotional development, leadership training, group interaction, aesthetic perception, music-making, and the discipline of being in a band program, and I don’t know why anyone would not want to be involved in a successful band program like the one at our school. The ultimate goal is a lifelong understanding and appreciation for high-quality music and music-making!
Everyone should read the information in the handbook, even veterans. Some of the information has changed, so make sure you’re informed. For those new to the program, this is the “band bible,” which keeps us running smoothly and efficiently. Most questions can be answered by consulting the handbook, and policies will be adjusted from year to year as the need arises to clarify issues within the program. It is my hope that the information contained in this handbook will be inform and inspire! The advocacy article “How Parents Can Help” is designed to give guidance to parents; read it carefully to gain important insights. Students need to know we think that what they do is important. You will quickly find that band is truly a family in and of itself.
This past year was full of success by our students. In all areas of the program, we saw growth and indications that the program is only going to continue to prosper. As of this writing, we are looking ahead to some wonderful opportunities for the coming year.
- Thursday, August, 29th, 2019: Open House
- Wednesday, December 11th, 2019 @ 5:30pm: Winter School Concert
- Tuesday, June 2nd, 2020 *Tentative* - Spring Solo Festival