Sponsorship is very important to our band program in a time where budgets are tight and being cut. We are very fortunate that the Broward County School System supports our programs. However, a band program is very expensive. The funding from the School System does not cover the financial needs of the band programs.
Why is it important to provide the additional funding to our students? Music Education Onliner states that music education provides many benefits to our students such as:
Early musical training helps develop brain areas involved in language and reasoning.
There is also a causal link between music and spatial intelligence (the ability to perceive the world accurately and to form mental pictures of things).
Students of the arts learn to think creatively and to solve problems by imagining various solutions, rejecting outdated rules and assumptions.
Recent studies show that students who study the arts are more successful on standardized tests such as the SAT. They also achieve higher grades in high school.
A study of the arts provides children with an internal glimpse of other cultures and teaches them to be empathetic towards the people of these cultures.
Students of music learn craftsmanship as they study how details are put together painstakingly and what constitutes good, as opposed to mediocre, work
Through music study, students learn the value of sustained effort to achieve excellence and the concrete rewards of hard work.
Music study enhances teamwork skills and discipline. In order for an orchestra to sound good, all players must work together harmoniously towards a single goal, the performance, and must commit to learning music, attending rehearsals, and practicing.
Music provides children with a means of self-expression.
Music study develops skills that are necessary in the workplace.
Music performance teaches young people to conquer fear and to take risks.
An arts education exposes children to the incomparable.
We are reaching out to you….our community…..to be a sponsor of the Millennium Middle School Band. Your sponsorship will guarantee a lasting difference in the lives of our students.
Your sponsorship will help to defray the expenses of instructors, instrument repair and maintenance, uniform essentials, and more.