THE VALUE OF MUSIC BEYOND PERFORMANCE
Sorry for the belated: Welcome to the New Year! We are excited about the full slate of opportunities ahead of us and we are eager to continue our exchange of good news about the value of music education for your child.
Often a single concert or presentation measures the success of a music program. While it is true that a performance demonstrates the students’ mastery of skills, it is only one aspect of our comprehensive music curriculum. Music classes at Dublin High School are designed to prepared students to be RESPONSIBLE CITIZENS IN TOMORROW’S SOCIETY. What is it about music learning that offers young musicians a head start over their non-musician counterparts?
When your child is in the act of making decisions based on present moment choices, he / she replicates the same thought processes used in expressing music. This is a human quality that must be developed; it is the foundation for all problem-solving skills.
When we take a holistic view of music learning, we develop a new perspective and appreciation for our school’s music program. Music is important in the life of your child.
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For the rest of this month:
We have COLLECTION for ‘SAVERS’ Fundraiser the Weekend of January 21 and January 28…
There is a PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT Day on January 27th. We are hoping to have our ANNUAL “Family Night” for the middle schools and high school winter guard & percussion that evening: 7pm at Fallon. So far, as of January 14, 2017, we have enough students in town to keep this annual event going. There will be a jazz band rehearsal from 3:30pm-5pm January 27 and then we will get some dinner and head over to Fallon. We do need help moving equipment to and from Fallon.
March 11 – We are hosting the NC-PA percussion competition. We are going to need EVERYONE’S help. This fundraiser is for the entire program, not just the percussion students. Please save March 11th to help your child’s music program. Thank you
Paul D. Everts
Dublin High School Instrumental Music Director