Reasons to Join a Band or Orchestra

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Playing music...

  • Makes You Smarter. Scientific research has proven that musical training builds intellectual skills, raises IQs, increases spatial-temporal intelligence, improves memory, and develops creativity.
  • Relieves Stress.  Music helps calm the mind.  It's been shown that music students experience less test- and performance-anxiety than students who don't study music.  And according to studies, college-age musicians are emotionally healthier than non-musicians.
  • Is Fun & Social.  Playing music in a group teaches teamwork, ways of working together, and the joy and rewards of group accomplishment.  Band and orchestra members share efforts and experiences, and are often friends for life.