Music is one of the seven intelligences identified in the brain and the only one that utilizes all seven intelligences simultaneously. Thus, students who participate in music courses exercise more of their brain than in any other course they take in school.

Band reinforces the skills of cooperation which are among the qualities now most highly valued in business and industry, especially in high-tech contexts. Members are required to shift from an I/Me focus to a We/Us focus. Instead of the logic being, “what’s in it for me,” it becomes, “what’s in it for us?” Band is a group effort which focuses on group goals and the completion of those goals in each andevery rehearsal and performance.

The benefits conveyed by music/band education can be grouped into four categories

  • Success in society
  • Success in school
  • Success in developing intelligence
  • Success in life

Marching Bands also tend to have a great sense of community and camaraderie about them.At JSS we have a very commited coach who comes every Thursday to teach the Band instruments to the students of classes VI and VII.