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Welcome to the Warren High School Band website.  Check here often for our classroom calendar, upcoming events, pictures of our activities throughout the year, and many other things concerning our band program.

Students and parents are encouraged to use the links at the left to subscribe to our "REMIND" messaging system and also to access our "CHARMS OFFICE ASSISTANT" system where you may update the information we have on file for you and your son or daughter, check account balances, make any necessary payments, and much more.

 


The following is quoted from:  "WHY MUSIC? WHY BAND?" by Tim Lautzenheiser, and excellently summarizes the beliefs of the band staff of Warren ISD.

The reason to LEARN MUSIC is to MAKE MUSIC. Music touches a part of our psyche that helps us regulate our lives. Music helps us understand and express our moods and attitudes. Music helps us reorganize our thoughts and feelings while keeping us on track. Music allows us to respond appropriately in social structure that is often confusing and complex. THERE IS NO SUBSTITUTE FOR MUSIC; MUSIC FOR THE SAKE OF MUSIC.

Participation in band avails the musician to the infinite journey of creative expression connecting to a language (music) that is understood, communicated, and appreciated by all of mankind around the globe. More importantly, MUSIC IS A PLACE FOR EVERYONE.

Young musicians have a distinct advantage over non-music students as they enthusiastically complete their elementary, middle, and high school careers at the top of their class roster, then they predictably head full speed to their college-of-choice. They truly are destined to be “the leaders of tomorrow." WHY?

What gives these children an advantage?
What do they have the non-music students don’t have?
Why are music students recruited with such intensity by every profession?
Are they different or does learning music make them different?

It is believed music learning activates various areas of the brain and synchronizes the mind for learning at a fast pace while stretching the memory to a higher level of retention. Music enhances cognitive learning and facilitates growth in many areas of human development, i.e., motivation, social skills, time management, situational awareness, aesthetic appreciation, etc. As we learn more about the integration of emotional intelligence and cognitive learning patterns, it is ever apparent the study of music has a direct relationship to the measured success of the individual/student via reasoning, creative thinking, decision-making, and problem solving.

Being a musician maps the human mind for success; success in all avenues of life. The learned skills needed to excel in music are transferable to every academic subject. Playing a musical instrument creates a multi-dimensional template-of-quality adaptable (and applicable) to every personal and professional challenges.

Through music learning we teach:

An understanding of QUALITY as well as the rewards of QUANTITY.
Behavior based on ETHICS as well as the importance of obeying the RULES.
Respect for AUTHORITY as opposed to fear of DOMINATION.
A working WISDOM as well as a solid transcript of ACHIEVEMENT.
An ongoing development of INNER PEACE as well as a workable plan for personal SECURITY.

Arguably no other discipline in school can better prepare the mind and spirit for the challenges of, medical study, law school, classes in engineering, education/teaching, business college, etc. Ultimately, don’t we want MUSIC to be a part of every person’s life?

 

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