Welcome to theHillcrest Middle SchoolBand, Choir and Music Program!
Please check the canvas page for your class period(s) for this weeks schedule, assignments, and announcements.
Parents! You can become an "observer" in your child's CANVAS courses!CANVAS OBSERVER INSTRUCTIONSInformation about instruments and renting will be sent out very shortly. Do not worry; students will be given due time to acquire instruments before they will need to use them for classes.
Ms. Blank's Virtual Class Meeting Schedule:
P2: 7th Grade Band
P3: General Music
P4: 7th Grade Band
P5: 7th/8th Grade Combined Choir
P6: 8th Grade BandNever forget:Carry Thine Own PigSpring Fling, 2016
Did you know?
- Students taking courses in music performance and music appreciation scored higher on the SAT than students with no arts participation. Music performance students scored 53 points higher on the verbal and 39 points higher on the math. Music appreciation students scored 61 points higher on the verbal and 42 points higher on the math. (Source: 1999 College-Bound Seniors National Report: Profile of SAT Program Test Takers, The College Entrance Examination Board, Princeton, New Jersey)
- According to the National Education Longitudinal Study of 1988, music students received more academic honors and awards than no-music students. A higher percentage of music participants received A's and B's than non-music participants. (Source: NELS:88 First Follow-up, 1990, National Center for Education Statistics, Washington D.C.).
- Lewis Thomas, physician and biologist, found that music majors comprise the highest percentage of accepted medical students at 66% (Source: As reported in "The Case for Music in the Schools." Phi Delta Kappa, February 1994)
These are just a few reasons why music education and the arts are so important in a student's education!