Welcome

    Band For Today has been providing area schools with band and piano programs for twenty five years. Band For Today teachers have instructed more than twenty thousand students during that time. We offer schools a full range of music education services including band lessons, concerts, solo contests, honors ensembles, field trips, and… Click here to continue reading.


Why Do We Teach Music?

Why do we teach music?
Not because we expect you to major in music,
Not because we expect you to play or sing all your life,
Not so you can relax,
Not so you can have fun,

But – so you will be human,
So you will recognize beauty.
So you will be sensitive,
So you will have something to cling to,
So you will have more love,
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Twelve Benefits of Music Education

1. Early musical training helps develop brain areas involved in language and reasoning. It is thought that brain development continues for many years after birth. Recent studies have clearly indicated that musical training physically develops the part of the left side of the brain known to be involved with processing language, and can actually wire the brain’s circuits in specific ways. Linking familiar songs to new information can also help… Click here to continue reading.


Trumpet

History and Overview of the Trumpet

The trumpet is an ancient instrument that was initially used to send signals across great distances. Many developments over the years led to a very good sounding baroque trumpet and eventually the modern valve trumpet, which was developed in the early 19th century. Even with these changes, the trumpet has retained its ‘soul’ as an instrument of power, glory, and grandeur. These… Click here to continue reading.