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Archive for March 2013

Cookie Dough Delivery, Wednesday, March 13, Noon-5PM

Cookie dough orders from our Spring Fundraiser will be ready for pick-up on Wednesday, March 13, between noon and 5PM.  Orders will be available for pick-up in the band room.  It is very important that orders go home on Wednesday, as we DO NOT have access to refrigerated storage!  It is also requested that students…

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Studying Music Is Important

Music Students Make the Grade Not only do music students receive more academic honors and awards than non-music students, they also earn a higher percentage of A’s and B’s, as well. Source: James Catterall, Richard Chapleu, and John Iwanaga. “Involvement in the Arts and Human Development: general Involvement and Intensive Involvement in Music and Theater…

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Studying Music Is Important

This is the first in a series of posts about the benefits and importance studying music! Music Helps Hit SAT High Notes An analysis of over 10 years of SAT data reveals that students taking music courses earn some of the highest math and verbal SAT scores.   Source: Ellen Winner and Kathryn Vaughn. “SAT…

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More Trombone Silliness

David Finlayson is at it again! The New York Philharmonic trombonist who previously posted the “GoPro trombone video” has posted the following video showing the trombone buzz from inside the mouthpiece! The video below is pulled from, as I understand, a research project meant to identify how the lips move during brass performance (hence the…

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Cookie Dough Delivery Has Been Postponed!!!

The delivery of our Spring Fundraiser Cookie Dough has been postponed.  Therefore, it WILL NOT take place tomorrow, March 13. Unfortunately, information regarding the time of the delivery is currently unavailable.  Stay tuned for more info as it becomes available!  We apologize for any inconvenience this may have caused!

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Studying Music Is Important

Higher Math Scores? It All Adds Up to Music. When math students are exposed to music-based lessons – like music-based rhythm notation – they scored a full 100 percent higher on tests involving fractions. Source: Gordon Shaw, “Rhythm Students Learn Fractions More Easily,” Neurological Research, March 15, 1999.

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Studying Music Is Important

Musicians Are More Tuned-In Musicians are constantly adjusting for decisions on tempo, tone, style, rhythm, phrasing, & feeling.  At the same time, they’re training their brains to organize and conduct numerous activities at once. Source: John Ratey, A User’s Guide to the Brain (New York:Pantheon Books, 2001).

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Music Performance Assessment Schedule Announced

Millennium Middle School’s Wind Ensemble will be performing its Music Performance Assessment program on Thursday, April 11, 2013 at 4:30PM at Lake Mary High School. This trip will include the missing of classes on that day. A permission slip will be sent out in the coming days with more detailed information. This performance is the…

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Stetson University Summer Music Camps

Stetson University will be offering the following Music Camps this summer: Double Reed Workshop, June 9-15 Clarinet Camp, June 16-22 Flute Workshop, June 25-29 Saxophone Workshop, July 8-13 Brass Camp, July 15-20 String Institute, September 12-14 Follow the links for more information!

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