Did you know that children who participate in instrumental music activities do better in math, science, history, international languages, literature, reading, writing, and computer science, in addition to what it teaches in terms of teamwork and self-discipline? Not all students want to participate in instrumental music, but for those who do, and whose families cannot afford a musical instrument, this becomes an insurmountable barrier to the full basic education guaranteed to all students by the Washington State Constitution.
The Marysville School District has partnered with Music4Life to bring musical instruments into the hands of students who may not otherwise be able to participate.
Music4Life (www.Music4Life.org) is a community-wide activity that was started as a demonstration project for Seattle Public Schools and is now being implemented in many school districts in the region including Marysville.
Music4Life provides hundreds of ready-to-play musical instruments at no charge to participating public school districts. For more information, contact James Orr, Cedarcrest Band and Choral Teacher at email@example.com.