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 Lisa Avalos

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Lisa Avalos

WHY IS CONTINUING IN BAND A GREAT IDEA?

  • Band students on average receive higher scores on the SAT and ACT.
  • More band students receive scholarships and awards than any other group.
  • It enhances teamwork skills in a disciplined environment.

HOW DO UNIVERSITY ADMISSIONS VIEW BAND?

  • They see music as a foreign language that you perform confidently.
  • It is a sign of your integrity, time management, and commitment.
  • Universities do not want to see students who bounce around from elective class to elective class; never really devoting themselves in a single interest for their high school career.

DEMONSTRATING COMMITMENT AND DEDICATION!

  • It’s waking up early so you can do an extra rehearsal.
  • It’s staying after school to practice.
  • It’s rehearsing or going to competitions on a Saturday.
  • It’s taking your homework with you to football games or competitions.
  • This is the exact commitment and dedication that universities want to see!

OTHER NOTEWORTHY FACTS TO KNOW:

  • 66% of all music majors applying to medical school are accepted.
  • There are 5x more scholarships for academics than sports.
  • Universities view music students academically above average.
  • In a survey of Fortune 500 CEOs, 60% of the CEOs had a music background.

NO MATTER THE HIGH SCHOOL, JUST JOIN BAND!

  • Students are always able to be in the band all 4 years and take all the necessary AP classes for college.
  • Top students around the nation manage to do it, which means you can too.