Music Resources

Music is an important and integral part of a student’s complete education. Below are listed many facts and anecdotes about the many benefits of a quality music education. Parents are always encouraged to share the benefits they see in their children from the Germantown Music Department. School Board members, district administration, and elected officials appreciate hearing the good things that happen in the music rooms. It helps them to make future decisions about music education. 

Music Camp

Music camps are an excellent way to improve your ability to succeed in the band program. The Warhawk Band Boosters annually makes music camp scholarships available to interested GHS band students.

Germantown Community Band

Germantown Community Band was founded in 1999 as part of the Germantown Park and Recreation Department summer program. With members ranging in ages 13 to 80, the GCB typically averages 90–100 members each year. During the past 20+ years, the GCB has performed Summer Concerts in the Park at Fireman's Park in addition to an annual holiday concert in December.


White House of Music

Wisconsin Academy of Music

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French horn and brass specialist

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Music Facts

Music Is Basic To Education

The question was asked why music should be a part of basic education. Here are some of the reasons: 

 "A Nation at Risk: The Imperative for Educational Reform" by the National Commissioner on Excellence in Education, recommends that high schools provide vigorous programs in the fine and performing arts. 

The College Board Report "Academic Preparation for College" includes the arts as one of the six basics to be included in the school curriculum.

John Goodlad, author of "A Place Called School" views the arts as one of the "five givers" of human knowledge, along with mathematics and science, literature and language, society and social studies, and vocations. 

Ernest Boyer's "High School: A Report on Secondary Education in America," lists the arts as second curriculum priority, after language, in the proposed core of common learning. This proposed core includes nine subject areas. He goes on to say that music is ranked first among subjects most liked by students and receives high rankings in the areas of importance and difficulty. 

Howard Gardner's "Frames of Mind: The Theory of Multiple Intelligences" states that there are seven forms of intelligence: linguistic, logical-mathematical, spatial, musical, bodily kinesthetic, interpersonal and intrapersonal. None of these ought to have priority over others. We must present and repeatedly reinforce why music is basic and share with the students and parents what our goals are.

12 Benefits of Music Eductation

Music Standards and the Law

According to The No Child Left Behnd Act of 2001--"Core Academic" Subjects include: