Fine art activities provide a great opportunity for students to make new friends and develop a sense of belonging. We hope they will learn many meaningful lessons that come from being involved in either an area of music, art, creative writing or drama.
Minnekhada Bands and Choir Programs - Mrs. Olsen and Mr. Brooks
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Every child is welcome to enter band and/or choir in either grade 6, 7, or 8. Band and Choir are year-long commitments. It is expected that students attend as many rehearsals and concerts as possible - they are part of a team.
Bands: There are two bands: the BEGINNER BAND is for first year wind players in grade 6, 7, or 8. The SENIOR BAND is for second and third year players in any grade. This band will experience more theory, sheet music and performance. Beginner Band rehearsals are at 7:45am on Mondays & Thursdays. Senior Band rehearsals are at 7:45am on Tuesdays & Fridays.
Choir: Any student may join the MUSTANG CHOIR who is willing to work towards a team goal of the performance of quality music. Mustang Choir rehearsals are at 7:45am on Wednesdays.
"Scientists have found that music involves both left, right, front, and back portions of the brain." (Donald Hodges, "Neuromusical Research" Handbook of Music Psychology. San Antonio: IMR Press, 1996.
"Listening to Baroque music while studying can enhance one's ability to memorize spellings, poetry, and foreign words." (Don Campbell, The Mozart Effect. New York: Avon Books, 1997, pp. 74-75.