As we look ahead to planning for next school year, we need your feedback on your 6th or 7th grade son or daughter’s likely choice for their enrollment in Band next year. We really appreciate your child’s participation in our program, and we sincerely hope they decide to continue to play their instrument and learn life-long skills, such as punctuality, preparation, self-discipline, focus, and relentless grit. The directors know that Band can add that special motivation to do well and to be superior in everything they do. Directors work with athletic coaches and other sponsors constantly to avoid any conflicts that may arise by students’ participation in multiple programs. We never want to put your child in the position of having to choose between different activities.
Remember, being in Band offers many benefits outside of playing an instrument. Important life skills such as time management are learned, as well as the integration of team building skills on a daily basis. Band students also score higher on both the SAT and ACT. Children who take Band have a lower life-long drug and alcohol abuse rates as compared to those who don’t. All of these are important abilities that both colleges and future employers look for in our Band students. We’ve said it before and we’ll say it again, Band students are the best kids in school!
Regardless of their choice, all 6th & 7th grade Band students will prepared and perform an End-of-Year Audition that serves as a placement exam for our ensembles. This will take place during the last week of April, and is part of their semester exam. After talking it over with your student, please make a selection below, and if appropriate, please give us reasons that support your decision. We appreciate your help with this process.