West Franklin Instrument Night
West Franklin MS/HS
Why Join Band?
Emphasis needs to be put upon the importance of teaching music in our schools. It is just as important as science, math, English, and social studies. Music is understood across all language barriers and has deep meanings in all cultures. Music is something that can be enjoyed for a lifetime. Musicians can teach others their craft which leads to the development of lifelong learners. Joining band is a creative outlet for students to explore the realm of music. There are a variety of instruments to choose from to fit your child's needs. Join today!
More Reasons Why:
- Students with band and orchestra experience attend college at a rate twice the national average. -Bands Across the USA
- The College Board, in a publication about college admissions, states, “preparation in the arts will be valuable to college entrants whatever their intended field of study.” -Academic Preparation for College: What Students Need to Know and Be Able To Do, The College Board
- A ten-year study indicates that students who study music achieve high test scores, regardless of socioeconomic background. -Dr. James Catterall, UCLA
- Students who are rhythmically skilled also tend to better plan, sequence, and coordinate actions in their daily lives. -Cassily Column, TCAMS Professional Resource Center, 2000
Wednesday, August 26, 6:30pm
West Franklin High School Music Room
511 E. Franklin
Pomona, Kansas 66076
- Contact Information:
Scotti Claeys, Band & Vocal Music Instructor
Small, metal, non-reed instrument. Soprano voice in ensemble. Can be found in wind band, jazz or r&b groups.
Single reed instrument made of wood or plastic. Can be soprano or alto voice in ensemble. Seen in wind bands as well as in jazz.
Creates sound by being struck or scraped by a beater, struck, scraped, or rubbed by hand. Rhythm section of ensemble. Found in all cultures and ensemble types.
Smaller high brass instrument that uses valves. Trumpets are found in various types of music such as jazz, r&b, and mariachi.
Low brass instrument that uses a slide instead of valves to change pitch. Used in wind bands as well as jazz and r&b. Also featured in many popular songs.
Low brass instruments with valves known for rich, deep sound. Is the bass of a wind band. Baritone is like a smaller version of the tuba and can be the tenor or bass voice in an ensemble. Tuba is also very popular in polka music.