Welcome to Beginning Band!
The Ann Richards Band program is dedicated to helping each student achieve success. Our band program offers opportunities that are not available in any other course. When joining band, every student will be instructed by an expert on their primary instrument. Through the study of instrumental music, students improve their higher level listening and thinking skills, as well as problem solving techniques. According to studies, learning a musical instrument will help to develop higher mental skills more than any other form of activity.
Instrument placement will take place during Transition Camp 2021 for all incoming students.
WHY CHOOSE BAND?
The National Association of Middle School Principals states that 66% of all college freshman drop out in their first year. In contrast, 96% of band students graduate from higher education.
Music students average 66 points higher on their SAT than their peers who are not involved in music.
The #1 undergraduate major for students applying to medical school is music… second to Pre Med.
96% of American astronauts studied the fine arts in school, including Neil Armstrong who played the euphonium!
Admission criteria into most major universities recommend participation in an extracurricular activity through senior year of high school.
And most importantly it provides you with an opportunity to join a family dedicated to building young women leaders who commit to a healthy and well-balanced lifestyle, lead with courage and compassion, and solve problems creatively and ethically in support of their global community.