Welcome Parents and Students
to the 2014 - 2015 Harmony Band
MUSICALE – WILLIAMSBURG, May 31st, 2014
Symphonic Band - 1st Place, Superior Rating
Jazz Ensemble - 1st Place, Superior Rating
Symphonic Band - Concert Band/Wind Ensemble Division Champion
Jazz Ensemble - Outstanding Soloist
Congratulations to the following students who participated in Solo & Ensemble Festival
Dylan Becobstrom -
Rachel Vander Molen
VBODA All-District Band
Darin Avila – Concert Band
Rylan Pettit – Symphonic Band
Paul Woldt – Symphonic Band
Zoe Skrobialowski– Symphonic Band
Dominique Jean– Symphonic Band
Jessica Stewart– Symphonic Band
First Class Musicianship Award
Sophia Sgarrella– Symphonic Band
Jessica Klinkam – Concert Band
Outstanding Musician Of The Year Jazz Ensemble
Outstanding Musician Of The Year Concert Band
Outstanding Musician Of The Year Symphonic Band
Outstanding Band Member Role Model Awards
Rachel Vander Molen
Did You Know ???
Research shows that music is to the brain as physical exercise is to the human body. Music tones the brain for auditory fitness and allows it to decipher between tone and pitch.
Children who study a musical instrument are more likely to excel in all of their studies, work better in teams, have enhanced critical thinking skills, stay in school, and pursue further education.
Regardless of socioeconomic status or school district, students who participate in high-quality music programs score 22 percent better on English and 20 percent better on Math standardized exams.
Learning and mastering a musical instrument improves the way the brain breaks down and understands human language, making music students more apt to pick up a second language.
( When asked about his theory of relativity ) “It occurred to me by intuition, music was the driving force behind that intuition. My discovery was the result of musical perception.” - Albert Einstein
“Music is a higher revelation than all wisdom and philosophy. Music is the electrical soil in which the spirit lives, thinks and invents.”
Ludwig van Beethoven
“Music is the soundtrack of your life.” - Dick Clark
“Keep boppin’ till you drop.” Jazz Musician’s Retirement Plan.
“There are two kinds of music; the good and bad. I play the good kind.”
“All the good music has already been written by people with wigs and stuff” Frank Zappa
“You don’t need any brains to listen to music” Luciano Pavarotti
“Nothing separates the generations more than music. By the time a child is eight or nine, he has developed a passion for his own music, that is even stronger than his passion for procrastination and weird clothes.” - Bill Cosby
“life is one grand, sweet song, so start the music.” - Ronald Reagan
“Slow and Clean is always better than Fast and Sloppy” - Paul Shoremount
"I might not have been President if it hadn't been for school music. Learning improves in school environments where there are comprehensive music programs."
The Harmony Band is now on "Youtube."
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Watch video's of Declaration Overture
Our Heritage & Destino !
Paul E. Shoremount, Director
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Disclaimers: The introduction music on this website is ROUGH RIDERS by Karl L. King, arranged by James Swearingen, performed by the Harmony Middle School Band. (c) 1943 by C. L. Barnhouse Company (SESAC). This arrangement (c) 1996 by C. L. Barnhouse Company (SESAC). Used by permission. Usage of ROUGH RIDERS is exclusively for the Harmony Middle School Band website. The publisher reserves all other rights.