Picture this…

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 somewhat 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.

Band Students Have…

17.3% Higher Graduation Rates
8.4% Higher Attendance Rates
63 Points Higher, on average, on the SAT verbal section
44 Points Higher, on average, on the SAT match section

Among School Principals…

96% Believe music education encourages and motivates students to stay in school
89% Believe music education contributes to higher graduation rates

Band & Life

Band impacts 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

The Facts

Sources: NAMM Foundation, NAfME