You’re a freshman heading to Tallwood on the first day of school. You have no idea where to go, who to talk to, or what to do! You’re nervous, hesitant, excited, anxious and maybe a bit overwhelmed…
If you were in band, you’d walk into school confidently, knowing you already have over 100 friends you met at band camp! You’d feel welcome and have immediate contact with upperclassmen.
No other organization eases the transition to high school like band.
By the numbers
Music education has very tangible impacts on student performance in school.
Impact on school performance
- Higher Graduation Rates
- Higher Attendance Rates
- Scores on SAT Verbal Section
- Scores on SAT Math Section
Ask the principals
According to a Harris Interactive Poll, the overwhelming majority of school principals see the benefits of music education in their own schools.
- Believe music education encourages and motivates students to stay in school
- Believe music education contributes to higher graduation rates
Band & Life
Beyond performance in school, band impacts much more than just your ability to play an instrument.
Band Builds Life Skills
- Working toward common goals
- Striving for excellence in a group setting
- Utilizing a disciplined and creative approach to solving problems
- Having flexibility in work situations
- Music majors are the most likely group of college graduates to be admitted to medical school.
- The foremost technical designers and engineers in Silicon Valley are nearly all practicing musicians.
- Music causes physiological benefits that stretch beyond audible enjoyment. It’s the language of healing.
- Music is the best extra-curricular activity.
- Students learn things that have nothing to do with music.
Sources: NAMM Foundation, NAfME