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Welcome to the Belvidere South Middle School Band Web Site.  Explore our site and learn about our band program.  Please send us your comments about our band web site.  Click on the email link located at the bottom of each page to send us your comments. 

If you need an instrument or supplies you may contact Guzzardo Performance Music at the following address and phone number.

Guzzardo Music
3010 Charles
Rockford, IL 61108

Phone number
815/229-5020
800/747-0480

 

star imageWhy Music Matters by Jack Stamp mp3 audio file (4.17mb)

Top Ten List for Supportive Parents (Click Here) PDF File of the Top Ten List PDF Icon

Practice Tips for Success Click Here for the PDF file PDF Icon

The 7th and 8th Grade Band earned a Gold (Superior) rating at the Performing Arts Consultants Music Festival in Round Lake, IL. The 7th and 8th grade concert band earned 98 points out of a possible 100 points. Congratulations on an outstanding performance.


Percussionists check out this very cool website. At www.freedrumlessons.com you will find video drum lessons as well as music for the drumset. You will also learn about the rudiments and how to apply them to the drumset.

Check out this very cool music theory website at www.musictheory.net



6th Grade Band meets on "A" Days. Monday, Wednesday and Friday are the A Days for the week of September 11th.

The 7th grade band meets on "A" Days. Monday, Wednesday and Friday are the A Days for the week of September 11th.

Remember band students fill out your practice record and have your parents sign it at the end of the week.  All band students should be practicing 20 minutes per day.

The video below is our band recruiting video. The video shows the importance of music for a well rounded education.

 

 


Why Music Should Be Taught In Our Schools

1. Ninety-five (95) percent of people responding to a 2000 Gallup Poll believe that music is part of a well-rounded education.
-Gallup Poll Shows Strong Support for Putting Music in Every School's Curriculum, Giles Communications, 2000.

2. Taking a music elective course is a better indicator that a student will stay in college than high SAT scores or high GPA.
-Dr. Denise C. Gardner, Effect of Music Courses On Retention, Georgia Tech, 2000.

3. In a 2000 Gallup Poll, seventy-five (75) percent of respondents believe learning a musical instrument helps students do better in other subjects, such as math and science.
-Gallup Poll Shows Strong Support for Putting Music in Every School's Curriculum, Giles Communications, 2000.

4. A ten-year study indicates that students who study music achieve higher test scores, regardless of socioeconomic background.
-Dr. James Catterall, UCLA.

5. A 1997 study of elementary students in an arts-based program concluded that students' math test scores rose as their time in arts education classes increased.
-"Arts Exposure and Class Performance," Phi Delta Kappan, October, 1998.

6. College admissions officers continue to cite participation in music as an important factor in making admissions decisions.  They claim that music participation demonstrates time management, creativity, expression, and open-mindedness.
-Carl Hartman, "Arts May Improve Students' Grades," The Associated Press, October, 1999.



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