September 04, 2019 by Don Russo
School’s back in session. Having a tough time getting back into the rhythm of things? One surefire way to find your groove is to join the school band. Many musicians find their first love of playing an instrument through their school’s jazz, marching or symphonic band. Did you know you can rent instruments from Freeway Music? It’s one of the best ways to join and appreciate your school’s music program.
However, some of you may be asking, “What are the benefits of joining the school band?” First, the University of Florida compiled these lovely infographics.
Also, schools with music programs have higher graduation rates. DoSomething.org reports, “Schools with music programs have an estimated 90.2 percent graduation rate and 93.9 percent attendance rate compared to schools without music education who average 72.9 percent graduation and 84.9 percent attendance.”
We also see the brain develop in regards to language. According to PBS, “Recent studies have clearly indicated that musical training physically develops the part of the left side of the brain known to be involved with processing language, and can actually wire the brain’s circuits in specific ways.” – and it also boosts skills in memory, reading, and writing. Convinced? Also, you can take private lessons at Freeway Music with your respective instrument to give yourself an edge in your school band. Rentals and lessons all will come in handy once that first recital comes up! And Freeway is here to help. Considering the neurological benefits, the camaraderie that comes from being in a band, and getting to jam at school, it’s hard to see why not to join up with your school band.