a note to the parents of current students: Due to the federal and state mandates regarding covid-19, we will not be meeting for band or choir for the rest of this semester. because of the ongoing changes we will not be having our spring program on may 8th. the board and teachers will bring announcements as they come available regarding plans and new program dates. questions or comments can be directed to any of the board members or to the band or choir directors. much of how we proceed will depend on you and your input. a survey will be forthcoming to get a sense of your interest in possible opportunities that can be offered. both directors are willing to work one-on-one via online or by phone to aid in musical instruction.
Training young musicians to Praise their Creator and to serve their community
Has your child expressed interest in playing a band instrument or singing in a choir? Home school band and choir could be the perfect fit for your family.
THE PURPOSE OF THIS MUSIC PROGRAM IS TO ENCOURAGE EXCELLENCE THROUGH EDUCATION, DISCIPLINE IN PRACTICE, ATTENTIVENESS IN LISTENING, CONSISTENCY OF CHARACTER WITH A REJOICING SPIRIT, DEVELOPING CONFIDENCE IN PERFORMANCE, SO THAT STUDENTS CAN EXPERIENCE THE JOY AND CONTENTMENT THAT RESULTS FROM HARD WORK LEADING TO A JOB WELL DONE.
Why Join Band and Choir?
* Our program May be used as fine Arts credit toward high school graduation.
Surveys demonstrate that exposure to music can enhance abilities in areas from reading readiness to math proficiency.
Recent studies indicate that music education dramatically improves a student's ability to solve complex math and science problems.
Students who participate in music programs score significantly higher on standardized tests, scoring 57 points higher on the verbal portion of the SAT and 41 points higher on the math portion than other students. Scores for those with coursework in music appreciation were 63 points higher on the verbal and 44 points higher on the math.
Students receiving music education are also less likely to be involved in gangs, drugs or alcohol abuse, and have better attendance in school.
Music participants, on average, receive more academic honors and higher grades than do students in the general population.
Music encourages creativity, imagination, and emotional response. These areas are important for success throughout life.