Welcome to Music in our Schools Month!
I hope that you all are aware of the great things that instrumental music lessons are doing for your children.
music helps with language development and learning, improves math and
reading scores, and help with sound discrimination (this helps with
listening skills). There are also improvements in the connections
between the two halves of our brain as well as learning many other
skills that are not taught in the regular classroom. Students who are
involved in music training have better grades and behavior in school.
get all these great benefits, as well as the ability to play an
instrument. Keep encouraging your young musician to help them later in
life. I know that it's hard to find time and energy to practice, but
realize that students are learning self discipline as well as how to
follow through with commitments.
For those parents who
don't follow the legislative process here in Wyoming I have some great
news! The state of Wyoming has now added fine and performing arts to
part of the requirements for the Hathaway scholarship. Your children now
have a head start toward being able to receive this scholarship later
in their school career.
Looking ahead in the future for our programs please be aware of a couple of dates.
Band students will have their spring concert on April 30th at Pronghorn Elementary at 6:30 p.m.
Strings students will have their spring concert on May 7th at the Wyoming Center at 7:00 p.m.
I look forward to a great few months of learning new concepts and furthering our musical abilities!
you for supporting your students! Keep up the hard work and know that
you are helping your child to succeed in life and school!