Welcome Future Stingray Band and Choir Members!
COME TO OUR INSTRUMENT FITTING NIGHT May 18th 2022 between 5-8PM IN THE NSBMS BAND ROOM. GET FITTED FOR YOUR INSTRUMENT NEXT YEAR!!!
As a rising 6th grader, your child finally has the opportunity to do what so many successful students have done before them, Be Part of the Band and Choir!
We know that for many of you, this will be your first exposure to music education at the middle school level and I wanted to take a brief minute to share some information with you.
Attached to this letter is information regarding our program and an instrument selection event. This is a time where you and your child can explore the different instruments and get help choosing the instrument that will give them the most success and joy for years to come. If you are unable to attend, you can contact me for further help or visit the instrument demonstration pages at www.bepartofthemusic.org and our webpage NSBMSMusic.com
Music education is more than just playing an instrument or singing. It is immersing your child in a culture of successful students and teachers who care about education. It challenges each child to use the creative side of their brain while, at the same time, learning a foreign language…MUSIC.
All of the current data clearly states that students involved in music education academically out perform their non-musical counterparts. But more importantly, students who are involved in music during their secondary years (grades 5-12) are highly desirable candidates for music scholarships in college and usually receive substantial amounts of scholarship money. This includes non-music majors; your child can major in any field and still be eligible for scholarships.
Every destination starts with a decision to embark on a journey. Now is the time to start your child in music and New Smyrna Beach Middle School is the place to do it. We can’t promise that every child will be a musical prodigy, but we can promise they will learn, laugh, and grow along the way.
Should you have any questions about band, choir or your child’s participation, please feel free to contact me using the information listed below.
Director or Bands and Choirs
New Smyrna Beach Middle School
TMEA (Texas Music Educators Association) 2018-2019 SAT scores by ensemble:
SAT Texas Average 1020
SAT National Average 1016
Texas All-State Musician Average 1308
Small School Mixed Choir 1235
Tenor Bass Choir 1250
Treble Choir 1253
Mixed Choir 1276
Concert Band 1297
5A Symphonic Band 1319
Symphonic Band 1331
Jazz Ensemble II 1330
ATSSB Jazz 1293
Jazz Ensemble I 1256
Sinfonietta Orchestra 1405
Philharmonic Orchestra 1433
Symphony Orchestra 1446
FACT- Students who are enrolled in Band or Chorus from 6th-12th grade perform better on all standardized tests
Great Video Resources to help with your instrument Selection!
Visit Be a part of the Music for Great parent information about what Being In Band, Orchestra, and Chorus is all about!!