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1/16- All State Honor Band Results
Congrats to our students whom have worked hard and have made All State Honor Band!! They were chosen from over 2.500 applicants and will travel to Fresno in February to experience rehearsing and performing with the top students from around the state. List of 2019 SPMS All State Students
1/16- Raffle Results
Thank you to all the students who sold their raffle tickets for our winter concert. We made over $11,000 for our program! That money will help pay for our transportation costs second semester when we take our groups to festival.
Thank you to everyone for being so generous to our family the band adopted at Christmas. We were able to give over $1,000 in gift cards to our family in need!!! This past week we received a thank you card from the administrator at the district thanking us for helping out a fellow Walnut Valley family!
9/2- Wind Ensemble 2019 Trip
The Wind Ensemble has been invited to perform at an international festival at the John F. Kennedy Center in Washington DC. Dates will be 4/18-4/22. More details to come out soon.
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The Benefits of Music Lessons
Click on the link to read an interesting article about the effects music lessons have on a child. Music lessons effect a child's ability in math, reading, verbal skills, listening, learning of different languages, creativity, memory and much more. Music Lessons
No wonder students taking lessons excel in so many different areas on our campus!!
The Brain Activity When You Play An Instrument
Watch a TedTalks Video explain what happens to your brain when you play a musical instrument. All areas of the brain are activated. Enjoy! Brain Benefits to Playing an Instrument
As Our 8th Graders Think About Their Future
Read about the boy who recently was accepted into all 8 Ivy League Colleges. Interestingly enough, the major factor was music... yep, music! And he plans on being a doctor. Click the link to read more about it: College Essay
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