Tips for Parents

You can help your child to succeed in band by supporting him in his efforts. Parental support is a crucial element in success, not only in band, but in all school activities. Help your child by obtaining the necessary equipment and music, encouraging practice, attending all performances and participating in band parent organizations.

Please contact your child's band director if you have questions or concerns. Remember, they are there to help your child, and will be happy to do what they can on your child's behalf.

These guidelines are designed to assist you in giving your child the best support possible for his or her musical endeavors. Music achievement requires effort over a period of time, and like any skill, interest counts far more than talent. With the right support from you, playing music will become a natural part of your child's life. We strongly believe that music study has numerous benefits for your son or daughter. These include a lifelong love of music, problem solving, teamwork, goal setting, self-expression, coordination, memory skills, self-confidence, concentration, poise, self-discipline, and much, much more.

To give your child the best possible support, you should:
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