Band Notes

More than ever our society needs creative problem-solvers. Music training stretches these creative, right-brained 'muscles'. It is no wonder that current research continues to demonstrate that success in music translates to success in life.

"On the 1999 SAT [college admissions test], music students continued to outperform their non-arts peers, scoring 61 points higher on the verbal [literacy] portion and 42 points higher on the math [numeracy] portion of the exam."

Steven M. Demorest & Steven J. Morrison, "Does Music Make you Smarter?" Music Educators Journal, Sept., 2000.

Please welcome Ms. McArthur to our Johnson Area Band team! She will be taking over for Mr. Lewicki as he completes his term contract and officially retires (again!) Thank you Mr. Lewicki and best wishes on your retirement.J

The Gr. 7/8 Band is heading to the Moose Jaw Kinsmen Festival May 15-16. Trip forms and fees are due April 25th. Check the website for more details!

Save the Date! Our final spring concert is Tues. May 29th at 7:30pm. We look forward to seeing you there! The following Thurs. May 31st our Gr. 6 Band will have their year-end wind-up. Stay tuned for details.

If you'd like to get more involved in our band parent association please join us at our next JAM meeting on Tues., Apr. 24th at 7:15pm in the Johnson staff room.