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Music Education

How Does Music Benefit Our Students?

“Why are music students recruited with such intensity by every profession?” According to Tim Lautzenheiser, in his popular article, WHY MUSIC? WHY BAND?, “the study of music has a direct relationship to the measured success of the individual student”, and he emphasizes that “Music is a place for everyone.”

Read his spirited writings from “Teaching Music Through Performance” in PDF HERE.

“Music is part of our biological heritage and is hard-wired into our genes as a survival strategy.”

Eric Jensen, research author on brain-based learning

Music Education & Human Development

Music training in childhood “fundamentally alters the nervous system, such that neural changes persist in adulthood.” More over, music instruction supports cognitive structures relevant for multiple disciplines.

The Research Says: Advocates of music education point to research studies that align significant positive development in areas of reasoning, verbal and emotional abilities as associated with high-quality music programs. Read All Research at National Association for Music Education (NAfME) or find them with this URL –

The Quick Read: Why Learn to Play?

We uploaded this trifold for you from NAMM Foundation. Go to their website to find out about the Support Music Coalition, a national network of advocates for music education in schools.

Music Education
Resources & Associations

Esperanza High School Website
Esperanza, home of the Aztecs, opened its doors in 1973, and celebrates it’s 50 year serving the needs of a growing community in Aug 2023.

Friends of Jazz
The Friends of Jazz mission is to keep music in the schools. Visit the website for their Annual Student Scholarship Application! Esperanza Jazz participates in FOJ’s High School Jazz Bands Program every year during second semester.

Imperial Band Instruments
Imperial Band Instruments is a family owned business that specializes in brass, woodwind, and stringed instruments.

Louis Armstrong Jazz Award
The Louis Armstrong Jazz Award is presented to the outstanding graduating senior jazz band member. It is given in recognition of “outstanding musical achievement and an incredible dedication to the program”.

Pacific Crest Drum and Bugle Corps
A local drum corp based in Diamond Bar. Pacific Crest is one of North America’s most-respected performing arts organizations, serving 4,900 youth each year. They are Southern California’s only Drum Corps.

Drum Corps International
Nonprofit organization dedicated to the junior drum corps activity.

Peacock’s Marching World
A great source for the world of marching supplies.
A one-stop source of high school marching band events, scores and learning resources.

Southern California School Band and Orchestra Association is a non-profit organization whose active membership is drawn primarily from educational institutions: elementary schools, junior high/middle schools, senior high schools, colleges and universities.

Sousa Music
Musical Works and Timeline of John Philip Sousa, Composer & Conductor, of the Sousa Band 1910-11 World Tour.

Sousa Awards
John Philip Sousa Band Award recognizes those young musicians displaying superior musicianship, leadership, dependability, loyalty, cooperation and other qualities of conduct which school instrumental music programs strive to impart. The Sousa award is the most prestigious nationwide prize in the school band field.

Uniform Concert Wear including women’s dresses & accessories.

Winter Guard Association of Southern California helps the pageantry arts community in the region unleash artistic expression and harness potential within the spirit of competition.

Winter Guard International manages the World Championships across color guards, percussion ensembles and winds groups.

World of Pageantry
Associations & Competition Circuits for Music Education, Colorguard & Percussion, including Drum Corp & Marching Band programs. Plus Current & Historical Competition Scores.

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