Music 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 common, but unique to every culture on Earth. Through music we raise the awareness 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. With an awareness of the terminology used, students gain significant knowledge of the Italian language, and, to a lesser degree, German, French, and Spanish. Many root words, prefixes, and suffixes of these foreign languages find their way into English. 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!