Band is Intrinsic. As with all art, playing an instrument is about expressing oneself using a different language. The process of playing the instrument is its own reward. It stretches ones understanding, and this growth can be transferred to every facet of learning. Many feel that this expansion of comprehension and awareness mixed with the development of positive self discipline habits is the reason those who study instrumental music perform at a higher level in other academic classes.
Band is a group effort. Members are required to shift from an I/me reasoning to a we/us reasoning. This means extending beyond the normal considerations of much of our day-to-day living. Instead of the logic being “What is in it for me?” it becomes “ What is in it for us?”. The values of cooperation, communication, concentration, correlation, and completion come into play each and every rehearsal and performance.
Band builds positive self worth. Rarely is a person serving as alternate or substitute. Everyone in the band plays a starting role. Band is the development of a family of friends that will last a lifetime.
Band is preparation for life. One of the most positive experiences a child can have is the chance to learn self discipline at the highest level via participation in the band. The students social skills, communication skills, self-concept, cooperative talents and creative minds will all be nurtured through the study of music. These life skills will serve as an important foundation as the students take on various activities in the future.
Builds self confidence, self esteem and sense of accomplishment.
Develops responsibility and self discipline.
Develops a life long appreciation for music.
Develops social skills and the ability to work with others.
Teaches children to learn to make commitments.
Gives an opportunity for self expression.
Gives an opportunity to develop friends and camaraderie.
Gives a chance to perform.
Can be used as a means of relaxation.
"Whoever has skill in music is of good temperament and fitted for all things”
~Martin Luther King