WASHINGTONVILLE MUSIC DEPARTMENT DATES
2017-2018 DISTRICT CALENDAR
5 - Tues. MS Winter Concert – MS aud. – 7pm (S.D. 12/8)
6 - Weds. MS Winter Concert – MS aud. – 7pm (S.D. 12/8)
7 - Thurs. MS Winter Concert – MS aud. – 7pm (S.D. 12/8)
12 - Tues. HS Winter Chorus Concert – HS aud. – 7pm (S.D. 12/15)
14 - Thurs. HS Winter Band Concert – HS aud. – 7pm (S.D.12/15)
16 - Tues. RH Winter Concert – HS aud. – 7pm (S.D. TBD)
17 - Weds. TA Winter Concert – HS aud. – 7pm (S.D. TBD)
18 - Thurs. LB Winter Concert – HS aud. – 7pm (S.D. TBD)
March 2018 - Music in Our Schools Month!
7 - Weds. Faculty Scholarship Recital (S.D. TBD)
13 - Tues. HS/MS Chorus Day – HS aud. – 8am – (S.D. 3/14)
20 - Tues. HS/MS Band Day –– HS aud. – 8am – (S.D. 3/21)
19 - Thurs. HS Music / Community Service Coffee House – 6:30pm
16 - Weds. HS Spring Band Concert– HS aud. – 7pm
17 - Thurs. HS Spring Chorus Concert – HS aud. – 7pm
21 - Mon. MS Spring Concert & Arts Festival – MS aud. – 7pm
22 - Tues. MS Spring Concert & Arts Festival – MS aud. – 7pm
23 - Weds. MS Spring Concert & Arts Festival – MS aud. – 7pm
29 - Tues. RH Spring Concert – HS aud. – 7pm
30 - Wed. TA Spring Concert – HS aud. – 7pm31 - Thurs. LB Spring Concert – HS aud. – 7pm
Can we afford to keep music in our schools?
Current research on the brain and learning is proving that music is a vital link to brain development, literacy, spatial reasoning and math skills. Music also has a direct relationship, and a major influence on our children’s entire educational program:
Science – Music is a specialized science, which deals with the qualities of sound, acoustics, and timbre.
Mathematics – Counting in groups of two, three, four, and higher is used consistently in all music repertoire. When teaching rhythmic values, we reinforce the concepts of addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division.
Geography – Music is everywhere, but unique to each culture on earth. Through music we raise the awareness and understanding of the world around us.
History – Music acts as a blueprint, testimonial, and archive to people and events of the past. As musicians, we are able to experience a piece of history through performance.
Foreign Language – Most of the music we perform has its inception from western European civilization. Students, in particular vocal students, gain significant knowledge of the Italian, German, French, and Spanish languages.
Physical Education – When starting and developing the wind and vocal musician, a significant amount of time is spent developing proper breath support and appropriate respiratory habits. Rehearsals, if properly orchestrated, can be as intensive and exhaustive as jogging or swimming laps. Motor skills are advanced substantially. As with all sports organizations, the concepts of teamwork and cooperation are enhanced in the band, orchestra, and chorus setting.
Music is the universal language, which establishes a common bond among all subjects and people. It evokes passionate emotions in the heart and rekindles vibrant memories of the mind. What an enormous impact music has on every aspect of our lives!
Can we afford not to have music?
DID YOU KNOW?
Young people who participate in the arts for at least three hours,
three days each week through at least one full school year are:
4 times more likely to be recognized for academic achievement.
3 times more likely to be elected to class office within their schools.
4 times more likely to participate in math and science fairs.
3 times more likely to win an award for school attendance.
4 times more likely to win an award for writing an essay or poem.
Young artists, as compared with their peers, are likely to:
Attend music, art, and dance classes nearly three times as frequently.
Participate in youth groups nearly four times as frequently.
Read for pleasure nearly twice as often.
Perform community service more than four times as often.