Mrs. Daniels

Welcome to WJHS Band Program!  

March is Music in Our Schools Month! 

WINTER CONCERTS: Congratulations to all students who participated in our WINTER CONCERTS! Both concerts were a success and all of your hard work paid off with Fantastic Performances by our Jazz Band, 7th and 8th grade Band, Orchestra and Chorus. 

Program Below

WINTER CONCERT #2 - January 17, 2024 - 6:00pm WJHS Auditorium

7th grade chorus, 7th grade band and 7th grade orchestra

Link  1/17/24  to program: drive.google.com/file/d/1kKCTvEfOA455eYPuX9eQBPZzeFIH7xFm/view?usp=sharing 

WINTER CONCERT #1 - January 10, 2024 - 6:00pm WJHS Auditorium

Jazz Band, 8th grade chorus, 8th grade band and 8th grade orchestra

Link  1/10/24  to programdrive.google.com/file/d/1WyYW2htg6dVpETMAeUTvroXapC5hEeC8/view?usp=sharing 

Best way to reach me is email: rebecca.daniels@wcsdny.org

The following is a list of supplies needed for Band with a more detailed list by grade using the tabs above.  These items can be purchased at a local music shop or online.  If you need help finding any items please email me. 


Instrument in good working order

Lesson Book: Making Music Matter (see below) 

Sharpened Pencils

Name Tag on Instrument Case

Music Folder

Depending on instrument, be sure to replenish reeds, cork grease, valve oil,  slide cream  

For a more detailed list by instrument click on the  'Material & Supplies' tab in the banner above.

Lesson Book: 

7th GRADE: Making Music Matter Book 1

8th GRADE: Making Music Matter Book 2

This book can be found online or can be ordered through one of the local music companies in our area. 

If you have any trouble finding the lesson book please do not hesitate to reach out to me. 

Did you know....

The arts are recognized as a core academic subject under the federal Elementary and Secondary Education Act, and, as of 2020, all 50 states plus the District of Columbia have adopted standards for learning in the arts.

Students who take four years of arts and music classes score an average of over 150 points higher on the SAT than students who take only one-half year or less

Arts involvement teaches children many skills necessary to succeed in life, including problem solving and decision making, building self-confidence and self-discipline, the ability to imagine what might be and to accept responsibility for it, teamwork, the development of informed perception, and articulating a vision.

Low-income students who are highly engaged in the arts are twice as likely to graduate college as their peers with no arts education.

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