Join the band at
Langston Chapel and William James Middle Schools
Here you will find all the information needed for your student to start band at LCMS and WJMS in 4 easy steps.
Step 1 :
RETURN ENROLLMENT FORMS by May 17, 2019.
STATESBORO BAND DAY! and INSTRUMENT FITTING- May 6, 2019
ATTEND A PARENT MEETING OR ACQUIRE AN INSTRUMENT – May 7 and 8, 2019. You must attend at least one meeting.
SCHOOL STARTS – YOU’RE IN THE BAND ! ! ! August 1st – First Day of School
Why Join Band?
“Doing Well and Doing Good by Doing Art,” a study by James Catterall (I-Group Books, 2009), explores the relationships between arts involvement, academic achievement and citizenship. Using 12 years of data collected by the National Educational Longitudinal Survey (NELS) where students were studied for the same 12-year period, Catterall’s study looks at the effect of education, visual and performing arts on the achievement and values of young adults and compares students at arts-rich schools to students in arts-poor schools. Students who were highly involved with the arts outperformed their less-involved peers, even within low socioeconomic groups; low-income students with high arts involvement performed better than the average study (at all income levels) in the NELS sample. There is also a halo effect for arts-rich schools; even students who are not personally involved in the arts benefit. These students are more likely to attend four-year colleges, progress to higher education faster and get better grades.
-CATTERALL, J., DOING WELL AND DOING GOOD BY DOING ART, 2009
The vast majority—96 percent—of the school principals interviewed in a recent study agree that participation in music education encourages and motivates students to stay in school. Further, 89 percent of principals feel that a high-quality music-education program contributes to their school achieving higher graduation rates.
-HARRIS INTERACTIVE POLL, 2006
The College Entrance Examination Board found that students in music appreciation scored 63 points higher on verbal and 44 points higher on math than students with no arts participation.
-“COLLEGE-BOUND SENIORS NATIONAL REPORT: PROFILE OF SAT PROGRAM TEST TAKERS,” PRINCETON, NJ: THE COLLEGE ENTRANCE EXAMINATION BOARD, 2001
“I write to bring to your attention the importance of the arts as a core academic subject and part of a complete education for all students. The Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) defines that arts as a core subject, and the arts play a significant role in children’s development and learning process”
-US SECRETARY OF EDUCATION ARNE DUNCAN, AUGUST 2009