Let me pose a question to you. If you could involve your child in an activity that has been proven through years of scientific research to enhance brain development, social skills, fine gross motor skills, higher grades and deeper analytical skills, would you do it? If your answer is 'yes', then consider having them learn a musical instrument.
"Science has shown that music's effect on the brain is particularly strong, with studies demonstrating an improvement in IQ among students who receive music lessons. Advantages in the classroom have been identified for students who study musical instruments, and the effects of ageing on cognition may even be mitigated through lifelong musical activity." (www.biggerbetterbrains.com)
The Woodwind, Brass & Percussion program, aka BAND, begins for students from Year 4. Each year, current Year 3 students are shown a demonstration of the various band instruments in a small concert style presentation by our Senior Instrumental students. All Year 3 students will bring home an expression of interest form which is the first way to indicate your child's desire to learn a musical instrument. This performance is scheduled for early Term 4 and more information will be out soon.
Please take the time to visit our Instrumental Music SharePoint page which has more information available. This is accessible through your child's login they use in class to access the school system. If you require assistance or further information please contact Ash Higgins - firstname.lastname@example.org