Not Too Late to Be Part of the MS Band
Not Too Late to Be Part of the MS Band
Posted on 05/03/2016
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Thank you to everyone who was able to attend our Instrument Night and expressed interest in joining band. If your student was unable to attend, it’s not too late to be part of the band! Anyone interested should contact Mr. Brubaker directly ( or (309) 379 – 5911 ext 9081) with the following information: Parent/Guardian Name, Student Name, Parent/Guardian Phone Number, and Parent/Guardian Email. He will be in contact with about your student’s instrument selection and beginning band summer lessons.

Did you know?

In an analysis of U.S. Department of Education data on more than 25,000 secondary school students, researchers found that students who report consistent high levels of involvement in instrumental music over the middle and high school years show "significantly higher levels of mathematics proficiency by grade 12." This observation holds true regardless of students' socio-economic status, and differences in those who are involved with instrumental music vs. those who are not is more significant over time.

Catterall, James S., Richard Chapleau, and John Iwanaga. "Involvement in the Arts and Human Development: General Involvement and Intensive Involvement in Music and Theater Arts." Los Angeles, CA: The Imagination Project at UCLA Graduate School of Education and Information Studies, 1999.

Students with coursework/experience in music performance and music appreciation scored higher on the SAT: students in music performance scored 57 points higher on the verbal and 41 points higher on the math, and students in music appreciation scored 63 points higher on verbal and 44 points higher on the math, than did students with no arts participation.

College-Bound Seniors National Report: Profile of SAT Program Test Takers. Princeton, NJ: The College Entrance Examination Board, 2001.

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Whatever instrument they choose, we want your student to consider being part of the Olympia Band!