WALLED LAKE

WESTERN BANDS

CONGRATULATIONS TO 2020 ALL-STATE STUDENTS!

Avi Bloch - Alto Saxophone

Micah Green - Flute

Katie Haynes - Flute

Nicole McGinnis - Percussion


Research Reinforces Music's Impact on the Developing Brain: A 2019 article from ScienceBlog.com

10 Lessons Your Child Will Learn in Marching Band: A 2015 article by Music & Arts on the benefits of marching band.

Top 10 Skills Children Learn from the Arts: Washington Post 2013 article outlining the importance of studying the arts to develop skills for success in academia and life.

Learning, Arts, and the Brain: Summary of the 2008 Dana Consortium report on the influence of arts study on cognition. The results from this consortium represented groundbreaking research solidifying the correlation of arts study and higher cognition and laid the foundation for further establishing a causal relationship.

Creativity in 21st-Century Workforce Preparation: Summary of the 2009 joint Senate/House chamber briefing led by Dan Pink on the importance of arts education for preparing students to enter the 21st-century workforce. The video of this briefing is also available on that webpage.

Hearing the Music, Honing the Mind: This November 2010 Scientific American editorial offers information on how music instruction enhances the general ability to learn, and it makes a direct plea to preserve music education in the schools.

Reverse Economics: This case study reveals how instead of saving money, eliminating music instructor positions can actually raise the FTE costs for some school districts.

Voices in the Arts: This 2010 publication by the College Board offers a variety of perspectives on the importance of arts in education. The College Board is a well-respected authority on college readiness.

Fine Arts Enrollment Study: An examination of 2006–2010 enrollment data reported by Texas schools shows a correlation between higher fine arts enrollment and higher campus academic ratings and graduation rates.

Five-Year SAT Comparison: This graph shows that Texas All-State students have scored 20% higher than the national average and 22% higher than the Texas state average on the SAT.

Fine Arts Study and SAT Scores: College Board data shows that college-bound seniors who study fine arts score 11–13% higher on the SAT than students not enrolled in fine arts courses.

A Hard-Headed Case for Arts Education, Dan Pink, 2009 TMEA Clinic/Convention

The Role of Creativity in 21st Century Workforce Preparation, Dan Pink, 2009 Texas Senate/House Briefing


MUSIC EDUCATION ISN'T A LUXURY

Check out this great article on the importance of instrumental music education.

Congratulations to the Marching Band!

The Warrior Marching Band received straight first division ratings at the District 4 MSBOA Marching Band Festival on October 7 at Bloomfield Hills High School!

MUSIC HELPS YOUR BRAIN MORE THAN ANY OTHER ACTIVITY

Check out this article from Inc.com.

OVERCOMING PERFORMANCE ANXIETY

Check out this article from Vandoren.

MUSIC & THE BRAIN

Check out this great video that shows how playing music impacts brain development.

TED: Music and the Brain

MUSIC AND SCIENCE AT CORNELL UNIVERSITY

An article about the importance of music and the arts for young scientists.

THE OTHER CHAMPIONS ON THE BCS FIELD

Check out this great article about the Florida State and Auburn marching bands on CNN.com