WHY CHOOSE BAND?
The National Association of Middle School Principals states that 66% of all college freshman drop out in their first year. In contrast, 96% of band students graduate from higher education.
Music students average 66 points higher on their SAT than their peers who are not involved in music.
The #1 undergraduate major for students applying to medical school is music… second to Pre Med.
96% of American astronauts studied the fine arts in school, including Neil Armstrong who played the euphonium!
Admission criteria into most major universities recommend participation in an extracurricular activity through senior year of high school.
What a great activity to choose!
Playing an Instrument Makes You Smarter
They have done scientific studies proving that playing an instrument challenges your brain in a way that no other content area can! Here is a short video about it: