Rebecca Van Treeck: Graduated with a Bachelor of Music degree from St. Norbert College and taught 5th-8th grade band for 28 years.

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Developing Lifelong Skills in Music

The Tangible and Intangible Benefits of Band Participation It’s well known that music students typically outperform their non-music peers academically. Past studies have indicated that SAT students who participated in music scored an average of 31 points above average in reading, 23 points above average in math, and 31 points above average in writing. Researchers…

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Getting Started in Band

A Parent’s Guide for New Band Students First Steps: Recruitment and Instrument Selection Congratulations! Your student is taking their first step toward a successful musical career. While it might seem overwhelming at first, your student’s band teacher likely has a well-coordinated recruitment process in place to help guide band parents and their students. While this…