Secondary students who participated in band or orchestra reported the lowest lifetime and current use of all substances (alcohol, tobacco, drug abuse). ~ Texas Commission on Drug and Alcohol Abuse Report. Reported in Houston Chronicle, January 1998
Music education lays the foundation for individual excellence in group settings, creative problem solving, and flexibility in work situations ~ July 2014 Harris Poll
Two-thirds (67%) of Americans say music education provides people with a disciplined approach to solving problems. ~ July 2014 Harris Poll
We recently sat down with Jay Webb, Director of Bands at Avon High school for our most recent Director Spotlight. The interview is one of the most popular spotlights we’ve done in the series. We hope you enjoy Jay’s tips on competition, culture development...
Seven in ten Americans (71%) say that the learnings and habits from music education equip people to be better team players in their careers. ~ July 2014 Harris Poll