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

Instrument Night!

  • When:

Wednesday, August 26, 6:30pm



  • Where:

West Franklin High School Music Room

North Annex

511 E. Franklin

Pomona, Kansas 66076



  • Contact Information:

Scotti Claeys, Band & Vocal Music Instructor
claeyss@usd287.org