AJHS Band

  • TEAMWORK, DEDICATION, AMBITION, WORK ETHIC, RESPONSIBILITY!!

    AZLE JUNIOR HIGH/AZLE ELEMENTARY BAND PROGRAMS

    QUICK CALENDAR

    December 7 - Winter Concert 7:30 p.m. AHS
    December 8 - Band/Choir Trip
    Winter Band Party - TBA


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Interesting facts about children involved in music!

    1. Students who had played a band instrument for two or more years scored 10 percentile points higher in reading, and 12 percentile points higher in language than their non-band peers. Students who participated in orchestra for two or more years had reading and language scores even higher.

    2. A University of California (Irvine) study showed that after eight months of keyboard lessons, preschoolers showed a 46% boost in their spatial reasoning IQ.

    3. Physician and biologist Lewis Thomas studied the undergraduate majors of medical school applicants. He found that 66% of music majors who applied to medical school were admitted, the highest percentage of any group. Only 44% of biochemistry majors were admitted.

    4. Band students score an average of 62 points higher on SAT tests.

    5. The schools that produced the highest academic achievement in the United States today are spending twenty to thirty percent of the day on the arts, with special emphasis on music.

    6. Just 15 minutes a week of private keyboard instruction, along with group singing at pre-school, dramatically improved a kind of intelligence needed for high-level math and science.

    7. It has been shown that high school music students have higher grade point averages than non-music students in the same school.

    8. Through involvement in group music activities on the high school level, individuals learn to support each other, maintain commitment, and bond together for group goals.