Agua Fria High School Band
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The impact of music education is profound.
Music does more than just make sounds, it changes the way we think and act. The skills your child will learn in music will help them be successful on the stage, in the classroom, and for the rest of their lives.
OF ADMISSIONS OFFICERS OF THE NATION’S MAJOR UNIVERSITIES SAY HIGH SCHOOL CREDIT AND ACHIEVEMENT IN THE ARTS ARE SIGNIFICANT CONSIDERATIONS FOR ADMISSION
POINTS SCORED HIGHER ON THE SAT FOR STUDENTS INVOLVED IN PUBLIC SCHOOL MUSIC PROGRAMS ACCORDING TO THE COLLEGE ENTRANCE EXAMINATION BOARD
LEWIS THOMAS, PHYSICIAN AND BIOLOGIST, FOUNDTHAT MUSIC MAJORS COMPRISE THE HIGHEST PERCENTAGE OF ACCEPTED MEDICAL STUDENTS.
OF RESPONDENTS (GALLUP POLL), BELIEVE MUSIC IS PART OF A WELL-ROUNDED EDUCATION AND SHOULD BE OFFERED AS PART OF THE REGULAR CURRICULUM IN SCHOOLS.
What is band?
H. CON. RES 266
United States Senate, June 2000
COLLEGE ENTRANCE EXAMINATION BOARD
College-Bound Seniors National Report
U.S. DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION
Does High School Band conflict with academics?
No – research shows that it ENHANCES academics! Students participating in band score higher on their SATs (Verbal: 20 points, Math: 25 points). Many band students take Honors and AP Courses, and 60-75% of band Seniors graduate with honors. Band students often occupy the top seats with regards to class rank.
BAND MAKES YOU SMARTER!!!!
To be in Concert Band, do I HAVE to be in the Marching Band?
Not at all! Concert Band and Marching Band are mutually exclusive – you can be in Concert Band and NOT in Marching Band. That being said, the overwhelming majority of students do BOTH in high school 🙂
It’s also important to know that you MUST be in either Concert or Marching Band to participate in Jazz Ensemble. Or, you could just do all three!
I was planning on taking honors/AP classes and I’m afraid of the workload along with the marching band…what should I do?
Many of the students in the band program are enrolled in honors/advanced placement courses and have been since they began their academic careers. While moving on to high school can be a frightening experience due to increased academic pressures, the overwhelming majority of band students develop advanced organizational skills, a strong work ethic, and a drastic increase in academic discipline due to their experiences with our program.
Our band members are high achieving students who form a strong support structure both academically and emotionally. Think about it…what other group can you join where you’ve immediately made 50 other friends who have all “been there before” and are willing to share their experiences and lend a helping hand?
I am interested in taking part in other activities where there may be conflicts with band. Can I still be in the band?
For sure! Band students also play football, softball, basketball, baseball, track, swimming, cross country, soccer, and volleyball! All coaches and advisors work together in order to come up with a schedule compromise that most benefits the student. If you want to participate but don’t know if it will work out…email Mr. Garcia!
Can I be in high school band AND Choir?
ABSOLUTELY! Many of our best performers in Marching Band are choir members who are march because it is such an awesome experience! A large portion of our high school Concert AND Marching Band members also participate in our outstanding Choral program.
I feel like I can barely play my instrument while sitting down…how in the world am I supposed to do that marching band stuff?
Great question! My response to this is always “you’ve gotta try it.” Our success rate with students who try is holding steady at 100%. By being brave and believing in yourself, you will achieve whatever it is that you set out to do. You’ll be amazed at what kind of person is inside of you!
Interested in joining band?
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