Join the MUSIC

Join the MUSIC
Posted on 04/20/2021

Hello incoming 6th graders and families! 4/15/2021

As an incoming 6th grader, your child finally has the opportunity to do what so many successful students have done before them, Be Part of the Music!

We know that for some of you, this will be your first exposure to music education, and I wanted to take a brief minute to share some information with you.

This is a time where the both of you can explore the different options and get help choosing the experiences and classes that will help them be successful in high school and beyond.

Music education is more than just playing an instrument. It is immersing your child in a culture of successful students and teachers who care about education. It challenges each child to use the creative side of his brain while, at the same time, learning a foreign language...MUSIC.

All of the current data clearly states that students involved in music education academically out-perform their non-musical counterparts. But, more importantly, studies are showing that music students are less likely to engage in risky behaviors such as drugs and alcohol. Band students are the best students in the school!

Every destination starts with a decision to embark on a journey. Now is the time to start your child in band which is a full program through high school music and Pleasant Middle School is the place to do it. We can’t promise that every child will be a musical prodigy, but we can promise they will learn, laugh, and grow along the way.

A question that comes up a lot is “Can my student do both band and sports at the same time?” The answer is YES! Pleasant has a written statute that all groups are to share students. In a school our size, we need our students to be representatives of Pleasant both on the athletic fields and the concert stage! We have band members involved in many different sports.

We will be having an informational band meeting to go over all the particulars and answer any questions on Thursday, April 22 at 6:30 PM in the Pleasant Middle School Cafeteria. We can’t wait to see you there! If you are unable to attend this meeting, don’t worry, we can get a pack of materials to you in the days following the meeting with all of the information!

Please see the Beginning Band Tab on the band website for more information at:

pleasantbands.weebly.com

Sincerely,

Jason Frank
Director of Bands, Pleasant Local Schools Jason.frank@pleasantstaff.org