More Info for Parents
Thank you for encouraging your child's participation in Band & Orchestra! On this page you will find a variety of resources designed to inform parents and support students' experience in Band & Orchestra.
This informational brochure provides parents with an overview of the 5th grade Band & Orchestra program in the Grosse Pointe Schools. It includes information on enrollment, instrument rental, keys to success (practice, commitment, private lessons, etc.), and FAQ's.
This video is shown to 4th grade students each spring to introduce the instruments, provide an overview of the Grosse Pointe Public Schools' Band & Orchestra program grades 5-12, and encourage them to consider enrolling in 5th grade.
"Benefits of the Study of Music" was produced by MENC - the National Association for Music Education - to articulate why music education is so important in our childrens' lives. It explains how music education fosters "Success in Society, Success in Schools and Learning, Success in Developing Intelligence, and Success in Life."
"Keep Music Education Strong" provides a rationale for music education in our schools and offers information on how parents can get actively involved in supporting music and arts education. Produced by SupportMusic.com.
Concurrent Resolution from the 110th US Congress (2007) recognizing the benefits and importance of school-based music education.