Welcome to the website for West Side Elementary Bands in Janesville, Wisconsin!  Here you will find useful information for both parents and students participating in the band program.  Be sure to check back often for updates and new information.

Recent Announcements

  • Mini Pep Band!! Mini Pep Band Night is coming soon!  As a reminder, this event will take place at Parker High School on Friday, January 21.  If your child ordered a t-shirt, he or she will receive it that evening.  Please see the attached letter for more information.  
    Posted Jan 15, 2011, 2:20 PM by Diana Reents
  • Band and Test Scores Did you know that learning how to play an instrument might make a person smarter? According to a paper published in Nature Reviews Neuroscience in August 2010, scientists from Northwestern University believe that musical training actually adds neural connections in the brain.  This means your child is increasing his or her brain power in all academic areas by being in band!  We can see this right here in Janesville where Craig HS band students scored significantly higher on the WKCE test than the state and school average: 42 points higher on Reading 28 points higher on Language Arts 36 points higher on Math 31 points higher on Science 34 points higher on Social Studies   Thank you to David Rush, band ...
    Posted Jan 15, 2011, 2:15 PM by Diana Reents
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