#77 – Tooting One’s Own Horn
Many studies have shown that children who are exposed to music and play instruments are more likely to do better academically and have higher IQ's than their classmates, but because of budget cuts and limited resources, few schools are able to offer musical enrichments in elementary school anymore.   At Linfield, however, not only do 3rd-5th grade students have the opportunity to receive semi-private lessons and attend group rehearsals, they also perform together as an Elementary School Band for school and community events and are adjudicated at the annual ACSI band festival. Instead of simply tinkering with their brass and wind instruments, they actually learn how to play effectively as a unit, something that aids in their development and lays the foundation for future participation in our talented MS & HS Bands.

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