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    Elementary Band (elemband56)

    Junior High Bands (ccsband7-8)

    High School Band (ccsband912)


    There are many areas to the website that I know you will find great value in.  My goal is to make the website not just a tool for me, as the teacher, to connect with parents, but also a learning tool and resource for the students.


    Ms. Smith's Class Supply List: 

      Paper, pencils, lock (with numbers-no keys), 1" Binder with pockets and section tabs



    Grades 7-12/Monday, December 11 at 7PM . Students arrive at 6:15

    Grades 5-6/Monday, December 18 at 6:30PM.  Students arrive at 5:45.

    Snowdate: 12/21

    For ALL Classes

    From The Future of Music Project: United Musical Instruments

    "Did you know that when children study music in school, they also improve their reading, spelling and math skills?  Educators agree that abstract concepts such as counting, fractions and ratios become more concrete when applied in a musical context, making the relationship between mathematical theory and practice noticeably clearer.  Music increases a student's learning capabilities in many other areas...A recent Rockefeller Foundation study discovered that music students have the highest rate of admittance to medical schools. 

    When a child succeeds at the diverse tasks required in playing an instrument, self-esteem is enhanced. 

    Music is one of the few areas of study available to children that can bring such a diversity of positive factors together in the same classroom at the same time.

    Music is a form of beauty.  It connects us to our history, our traditions, our heritage.  It is a dominant force in the world, shaping every culture's senses...

    In the school music program, your child becomes part of a group whose success depends upon teamwork and cooperation...Most importantly, because every student contributes to the success of the school band...children learn a greater appreciation for the part others can play in their own successes, and vice versa.  And, in band..., every member of the team gets to play!"