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WHY JOIN THE SENTINEL BAND?
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There are many reasons to sign up for band and countless studies that show why and how band is great for students.
2. PROFESSIONAL FACILITY
In 2019, we moved into new state-of-the-art band room. Our rehearsal space is incredible!
3. ACADEMIC SUCCESS
Students who are in a successful music program all 4 years in High School score 10-12% higher on the SATs.
Source: The College Board College Bound Seniors Total Group Profile Reports, 2011 - 2015.
4. LEARN TEAMWORK
Band is the ultimate collaborative class. Everything we do is collaborative. Study after study shows that the #1 thing employers look for in their employees is the ability to work together and collaborate. Students in band do this in everything they do and remember, there is no “bench” in band. Everyone has to contribute to the finished product.
Being in band gives the incoming freshmen a positive group that they can relate to and rely on during the transition from Middle school to High School.
1. THE PROGRAM IS GROWING AND SUCCESSFUL.
The Sentinel Wind Ensemble earned a "Gold" rating at the "Sounds of Spring" Concert Band Festival at Carnegie Hall in New York, spring 2019
The Jazz Band's Trumpet Section earned "Best Section" award at the Buddy DeFranco Jazz Festival in 2020
The Jazz Band's Rhythm Section earned "Best Section" award at the Buddy DeFranco Jazz festival in 2019
The Wind Ensemble earned a "Gold" rating and first place in it's division at the 2017 Heritage Concert Band Festival in Anaheim, California
Each Sentinel Band ensemble earned a "Superior" Rating at the 2018 District Music Festival
The Jazz Band's Trombone section earned "Best Section" award at the Buddy DeFranco Jazz festival in 2018
The Jazz Band's Trumpet section earned "Best Section" award at the Buddy DeFranco Jazz festival in 2017
Each Sentinel Band ensemble earned a "Superior" Rating at the 2017 District Music Festival