THE MANY BENEFITS OF BEING IN THE FAUBION BAND
Music expresses that which cannot be said and on which it is impossible to be silent.
- Victor Hugo
The things I learned form my experience in music in school are discipline, perseverance, dependability, composure, courage and pride in results…Not a bad preparation for the work force!
– Gregory Anrig, President of the Educational Testing Service
If music be the food of love,
play on. - William Shakespeare
Without music, life would be
a mistake. - Friedrich Nietzsche
Music is the strongest form
of magic. - Marilyn Manson
Music is forever; music should grow and mature with you, following you right on up until you die. - Paul Simon
There's nothing like music to relieve the soul and uplift it.
- Mickey Hart
If a composer could say what he had to say in words he would not bother trying to say it in music. - Gustav Mahler
Music happens to be an art form that transcends language.
- Herbie Hancock
Music, at its essence, is what gives us memories. And the longer a song has existed in our lives, the more memories we have of it. - Stevie Wonder
Music is therapy. Music moves people. It connects people in ways that no other medium can. It pulls heart strings. It acts as medicine. - Macklemore
Without music to decorate it, time is just a bunch of boring production deadlines or dates by which bills must be paid. - Frank Zappa
Music is the one incorporeal entrance into the higher world of knowledge which comprehends mankind but which mankind cannot comprehend.
- Ludwig van Beethoven
BAND TEACHES DISCIPLINE AND TEAMWORK:
Participation in the fine arts engenders discipline, a sense of community, trust, and teamwork. All of these qualities are essential to a student’s potential success in the workplace.
– Dr. Mike Moses, Former Texas Commissioner of Education
According to a recent statewide survey, student involvement in extracurricular or co-curricular activities makes students resilient to current substance use among their peers. Secondary students who participated in band, orchestra or choir reported the lowest lifetime use of all substances.
– Texas School Survey of Substance Abuse Among Students: Grades 7-12
BEING IN BAND MAKES YOU SMARTER:
Music students always outperform non-music students on achievement tests in reading and math. Because of their study of music, their skills are better in reading, anticipating, memory, listening, forecasting, recall and concentration.
– B. Friedman, “An Evaluation of the Achievement in Reading and Arithmetic of Pupils in Elementary School Instrumental Music Classes.”
Students taking courses in music performance and music appreciation scored higher in the SAT than students with no arts participation. Music performance students scored 53 points higher on the verbal and 39 points higher on the math. Music appreciation students scored 61 points higher on the verbal and 42 points higher on the math. - 1999 College-Bound Seniors National Report: Profile of SAT Program Test Takers, The College Entrance Examination Board, Princeton, New Jersey
According to the National Education Longitudinal Study, music students received more academic honors and awards than non-music students. A higher percentage of music participants received higher grades than non-music participants. - National Center for Education Statistics, Washington D.C.
Research made between music and intelligence concluded that music training is far greater than computer instruction in improving children's abstract reasoning skills. - Shaw, Rauscher, Levine, Wright, Dennis and Newcomb, "Music training causes long-term enhancement of preschool children's spatial-temporal reasoning," Neurological Research, vol. 19, February 1997
Teacher Expertise in Music is a Critical Factor in Student Learning. Research indicates that teachers of all subjects -- including music -- who are more experienced and educated are more effective in the classroom. Consequently, students learn more from them. - Paying for Public Education: New Evidence on How and Why Money Matters, by Ronald Ferguson, 1991
BEING IN BAND PREPARES YOU FOR COLLEGE:
The arts are one of the six subject areas in which the College Board recognizes as essential in order to thrive in college.
- Academic Preparation for College: What Students Need to Know and Be Able to Do, The College Board, New York
A recent study states that music majors have the highest rate of admittance to medical school. - Rockefeller Foundation
Arts education aids students in skills needed in the workplace: flexibility, the ability to solve problems and communicate; the ability to learn new skills, to be creative and innovative, and to strive for excellence. - Joseph M. Calahan, Director of Corporate Communications, Xerox Corporation