Music In Our Schools Month
What is Music In Our Schools Month?
Many schools do not have music during their school day. We are very fortunate to have band, orchestra, choir, and general music. Every March we celebrate music in our schools by focusing on a specific topic that we will do a unit on.
Five Facts About Music Education
- Children who study music tend to have larger vocabularies and more advanced reading skills than their peers who do not participate in music lessons.
- Children with learning disabilities or dyslexia who tend to lose focus with more noise could benefit greatly from music lessons.
- Music programs are constantly in danger of being cut from shrinking school budgets even though they're proven to improve academics.
- Children who study a musical instrument are more likely to excel in all of their studies, work better in teams, have enhanced critical thinking skills, stay in school, and pursue further education.
- In the past, secondary students who participated in a music group at school reported the lowest lifetime and current use of all substances (tobacco, alcohol, and illicit drugs).