What we accomplish
The Spartan Band Program has a rich history of success throughout its success throughout its ensembles. Concert bands have scored highly at the State festivals. The marching band and winter guard earn consistently high scores everywhere they compete. The jazz bands have received many high marks, and outstanding musician awards are often presented to our jazz students at festivals. We have many students who make and perform with district and state honor bands. At district and state solo and ensemble, the Spartan Band program is always well represented, with many students earning excellent and superior ratings. Be a part of what is a tradition of success and excellence in the Spartan Band program.
Taking band in high school is a sound investment of your time and effort. You will be spending your time doing something worthwhile, creative, purposeful and learning life lessons to help you be successful now and in the future, regardless of your field of study. Executives, researchers, and engineers routinely credit their participation in music as a reason for their success. We encourage everyone to give it a try for a year and see if it is for you. Participation in a band class will also fulfill your high school Fine Arts requirement for graduation. Most importantly, you will have a great time!
Documented research finds that students who take music education in secondary schools find the following results:
• Raise their SAT scores
• Show a 46% boost in their spatial reasoning IQ
• Leads to cognitive and basic skills development
• Increases interest in academic learning
• Is correlated with higher grade point averages
• Aids in the development of academic achievement skills
• Improves reading, mathematics, and history skills
• Teaches responsibility, reliability, promptness, and loyalty
• Is correlated with high self-perception and cognitive competence.
• Reduces discipline problems
• Improves student listening skills
Spartan Band Mission and Values
As an extension of the Francis Howell Central High School community, our band program’s mission is to prepare students to be productive and responsible members of society by promoting excellence through musical achievement.
Every member of the Spartan Band program is individually responsible for upholding the “4 C’s”.
Through these four values we create a program that is respectful and respected; a program that handles itself with class and creates a classroom environment that is open for musical growth and achievement.
How do I sign up?
For the Spartan Concert Bands and Jazz Bands, it is as easy as registering for the class when you look at next year’s schedule. For the Spartan Regiment and other extracurricular groups, contact Mr. Griffin in the band office for more details. Make sure to stay on top of all Spartan Band news by visiting our website:
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