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Click here to watch a short presentation to see why your child should be part of the WMS Band Program.
- 2020-21 Band Handbook - Coming Soon!
- View an encouraging video from Composer Randall Standridge
- WMS Bands class objectives, which are aligned with the Illinois State Standards
Advocacy and Support for the Fine Arts
Now you too can be a part of the growing movement, nationwide, to support music. These are just a few of the major organizations... (from the website) National Association for Music Education (NAfME), among the world’s largest arts education organizations, is the only association that addresses all aspects of music education. NAfME advocates at the local, state, and national levels; provides resources for teachers, parents, and administrators; hosts professional development events; and offers a variety of opportunities for students and teachers. The Association orchestrates success for millions of students nationwide and has supported music educators at all teaching levels for more than a century.
Music and the arts are vital to every child's education. Do you know a music program in danger of being cut? This site offers effective tips for taking action and the latest evidence of music's importance. Revive your community's commitment. Use SupportMusic.com to face the challenge head on. You CAN make a difference!
(from their site) Music for All’s mission is to create, provide and expand positively life-changing experiences through music for all. Music for All is one of the largest and most influential national music education organizations in support of active music making. Music for All is unique in that it combines programming at a national level with arts education advocacy. please support Music For All