Dear 6th Grade Parents/Guardian,
Thank you for taking the time in reading this notice about
“6th GRADE STUDENTS JOINING THE ADAMS BAND.”
Welcome to John Q. Adams Middle School, the home for your child’s next 3 years of learning growth on his/her pathway to adulthood.
The Adams Band Program was developed to ensure enjoyment and learning through an educationally rewarding musical experience for your child. The Adams Band has been referred to as “THE FLAGSHIP OF ADAMS MIDDLE SCHOOL.”
As mentioned above, next Tuesday, August 23, 2016 we will have our “INSTRUMENT DEMONSTRATION” at 1st period in the “PAC BUILDING.” Dr. Joe Hebert from Loyola University, School of Music will demonstrate all the instruments. I encourage you to speak with your child about
“JOINING THE ADAMS BAND PROGRAM.” I have instruments students can use at “NO COST” except for at the end of school by getting said instrument checked at MICHON’S MUSIC for a minimal cost.
As parents you are the home support for your child’s success through their schooling. Band is taken in the place of PE. Band is fun, Music improves one’s “BRAIN POWER,” Music is a “UNIVERSAL LANGUAGE,” and band will help build your child’s “SELF-CONFIDENCE, SELF-ESTEEM AND SELF-DISCIPLINE. . .
In closing, I encourage you to speak with your child about joining “THE ADAMS BAND PROGRAM. . .”
WHY ADAMS BAND?
A study from Columbia University revealed that students who study music are more cooperative with their teachers, and peers, have higher levels of self-confidence, and are more equipped to express themselves and their ideas. Further research shows that music is to the brain as physical exercise is to the human body. Music tones the brain for auditory fitness and allows it to decipher between tone and pitch.
Adolescents who are involved in band show greater brain development and memory improvement within a year than children who receive no musical training.
Schools with band programs have an estimated 90.2 percent graduation rate and 93.9 percent attendance rate compared to schools without band who average 72.9 percent graduation and 84.9 percent attendance.
Adolescents who study music in the Adams Band tend to have longer vocabularies and more advanced reading skills than their peers who do not participate in the Adams Band.
Studying music primes the brain to comprehend speech in a noisy background. “Students with learning disabilities or dyslexia who tend to lose focus with more noise could benefit 9reatly from the Adams Band.
Adolescents who study a musical instrument are more likely to excel in all of their studies, work better in teams, have enhanced critical thinking skills, stay in school, and pursue further education.
Learning and mastering a musical instrument improves the way the brain breaks down and understands human language, making music students more apt to pick up a second language.
Regardless of socioeconomic status or school district, students who participate in high- quality band programs score 22 percent better on English and 20 percent better on Math standardized exams.
Much like expert technical skills, mastery in arts and humanities is closely correlated to
In the past, secondary students who participate in a musical group at school reported the lowest lifetime and current use of all substances (tobacco, alcohol, and illicit drugs).
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