FAQ for New Students

Violin1. SHOULD MUSICIANS BRING THEIR INSTRUMENTS ON THE FIRST DAY OF SCHOOL? No. The first day is usually spent getting acquainted and finding out what Maestro Johnson expects of his troops. There is no jazz band on the first day of school.

2. IS THERE SOMEWHERE SAFE TO STASH INSTRUMENTS? Yes, the band room has musical instrument lockers, which students share. You will need a combination lock.

3. WHAT IS THE STUDENT MUSIC COUNCIL? Students are represented by an elected student music council, which helps organize social activities, the Welcome Back BBQ for new and returning students, Pep Band gigs, and other events, including this fall’s outing to the Lesher Center for a multimedia concert, and a movie night in the bandroom. Elections are held each spring, and the concert band elects its representative in the fall. To see a list of this year’s officers, click the “About Campo Music” tab at the top of the page.
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Available Performance Review Events

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Why Music? Voices in the Arts – Perspectives on the Importance of the Arts in Education

For more than a decade, intense interest in how the arts stimulate learning has engaged researchers. Their efforts show that the study of music, drama, writing, dance and the visual arts helps excite and reinforce learning in subjects beyond the arts, like math, English and science.  Yet, as budgets shrink, the arts have been withdrawn from many of our schools and classrooms.
We need to change this.  Arts education is not a frill; it is beneficial to every student.
Read more from the College Board…  Voices in the Arts

Arts at the Core – The College Board is promoting the performing arts in our schools

Art has the power to help students understand and shape the world. However, arts education in America’s schools, colleges and universities is facing an escalating crisis which, if not dealt with soon, will deepen in both intensity and gravity. It will continue to directly and adversely affect the quality of education available to our students and the well-being of our nation.

To reverse this trend, the College Board established the National Task Force on the Arts in Education (NTFAE) to address the opportunities and challenges facing arts education in the United States. The College Board is committed to making the arts accessible to all students.

Follow this link for more information:  http://advocacy.collegeboard.org/preparation-access/arts-core

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Colleges, Conservatories & Music School Advice

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Thinking about studying music in college? There’s a host of issues specific to would-be music majors. So here are some resources to help steer you through the process, starting with a Music 101 guide that takes you from the college vs. conservatory decision through performing arts college fairs, performance resumes, applications and auditions. More info coming soon!

Audition Tips

Prepping for county honor band auditions? Getting ready for a college or conservatory audition? Although audition advice is handy at any time of year, this is prime college audition season, so click here for “8 Audition Tips for Music Majors,” with advice from musicians, parents and former Juilliard admissions director Carole Everett, author of the College Guide for Performing Arts Majors.