Do you desire to embark on an exciting journey? Performing with the Coldwater Band is fun, exciting and can lead to a life long involvement in music that will enrich your life. There are many advantages you acquire when you learn to play an instrument.
Did you know this journey could make your smarter and more successful? Studies have shown a direct correlation in higher academic achievement and the study of music. In fact, CEOs from Fortune 500 companies prefer to hire employees with a background in the arts because those employees tend to be better problem solvers, show more concentration, and the ability to stick with a job through to completion. That’s a great skill set to acquire!
- Band provides a positive type of competition with groups of students working together to be the best they can be and produce something beautiful in the process.
- For some students, band is one of the few programs at school that keeps them engaged, interested, and attending classes.
- Playing for audiences, particularly solos, gives students confidence and recognition.
- Playing an instrument in high school may lead to a career in music. Many former band students have become music majors at top music schools and/or established successful careers in the music industry, including playing in bands and orchestras, recording music for Hollywood films, and playing with famous artists.
- Band is part of a well-rounded and complete education, and music appreciation (and performance) is something that will be a benefit and a joy throughout life.
- Learning to read and play music helps students excel in other areas of education, including math, science, reading, and other cognitive skills.
- Marching Band, especially, requires hard work, commitment, and teamwork, things that many kids would not experience otherwise! They must also practice time management, but ultimately get to experience the joy of seeing their hard work pay off.
- Band members can practice leadership skills by being a drum major, section leader, squad leader, or simply an enthusiastic and helpful band member.
- Being in a band, especially a time-intensive one like Concert, Symphonic and Marching Band, builds strong friendships.
- Music provides a unique way for people to express themselves and develop their artistic sides. Many will continue to play instruments for enjoyment, in church groups, etc. Even those that do not will keep the love and knowledge of music they acquire through participating in band.
- Playing (and listening) to music is a great stress reliever.
- Learning to master an instrument requires learning dedication, persistence, and discipline and results in a real feeling of accomplishment.