WELCOME INCOMING 6TH GRADERS!

Beginner Band ‘Instrument Selection’ Day!

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http://www.mysignup.com/klmsband2

Recently, we visited your child’s elementary school to talk with them about becoming a Kelly Lane Knight next year. Kelly Lane Middle School has many outstanding programs, one of which is the Award Winning Knight Band!  I would like to personally invite you to consider Band as an elective choice next year.

Why band?

*Band teaches children to be creative and work actively towards a goal. It gives them a sense of belonging. Band is a big family.  Many band students develop lifelong friendships.

*Band teaches self discipline. It improves coordination and concentration. It teaches self-confidence and rewards them with the deep satisfaction of a job well done.

*Scientists have established a meaningful link between musical scores and test scores. Studies confirm that students enrolled in music classes score on average 90 points higher on the SAT than their counterparts who do not take music in school. Study after study has shown that youngsters that play in band get along better in school and generally get better grades. If that wasn’t enough!… there is also the possibility that you might discover genuine talent, and the opportunity for a professional or serious avocational music career. Many a doctor and lawyer paid their way through college with money earned playing a musical instrument! BAND COULD BE THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN A COLLEGE SCHOLARSHIP AND A COLLEGE LOAN!

*Band does not conflict with athletics or Kick Start.

*Most importantly, band is FUN!  Students will always learn faster and retain more when they are having fun!

“What should I do now?“

1. Sign up for BAND as the 1st elective choice on the ‘choice sheet’ (these will be passed out on Thursday or Friday, January 23-24.)

2. Come to Kelly Lane on Saturday, January 25th to try instruments! (NO PREVIOUS MUSICAL EXPERIENCE NECESSARY!) We will work with your child to discover the instrument they will be most successful learning to play. The only requirement is the desire to play an instrument!

Beginner Band ‘Instrument Selection’ Day!

Saturday, Feb. 8, 2014

Sign up for a time:

http://www.mysignup.com/klmsband2