Thank you for your interest in enrolling your student in the beginning band program. If you were unable to attend the meeting on Monday, May 20 we will be having another informational meeting on Tuesday, August 13. This is the evening of Central’s Open House. Flint Hills Music Company will be available once again to rent instruments and sell supplies. Instruments can be rented online & will be delivered to your home. If you wish to secure an instrument from Flint Hills for the summer program you may do so by calling 620-794-5520 and ask for Gary McCarty (he is the Columbus representative). He could then deliver the instrument to you the first day of summer band.
Summer band classes will be available for all band students and will begin on June 3 and run through June 13. Cost is $40.00, due the first day of camp.
Summer band is optional and not mandatory for enrollment in sixth grade band. If you have any further questions please call 620-674-2484 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. If you prefer to secure your instrument from another source, please refer to the Titan Band Supplies List. Thank you for supporting music in your home.
You and your student may have many questions regarding this important decision, including "Why be in Band?" There are many reasons you should consider instrumental music as a valuable part of your students education, including:
Research shows that music education increases brain development and academic performance. In fact, the study of music can
- Improve reading & math performance
- Increase SAT and ACT scores
- Develop quick & decisive thinking
Band is a unique program that brings together students of all interests. The friendships your student can make in band include kids who also participate in sports, FCCLA, FFA, cheerleading, dance, business--you name it! And beause band students work as a team, their friendships are based on the important values of trust, cooperation, and unity!
Beyond the confidence that a music education instills, band also educates students about valuable life lessons such as
- Character development
- Team building
- Competing gracefully
- Travel etiquette
- Appreciation for art & other cultures
- Expectations of excellence
On Monday, May 20 at 6:00 PM, in the high school band room, an organizational meeting will be held for all insterested parents and their childeren. At that time the entire band training program will be discussed, and all questions you may have concerning matters such as instruments, rental fees, and home practice will be answered. All parents who intend on enrolling their student in band for the 2013-14 school year are asked to attend.