Del Campo / Will Rogers Band
Mr. Ruiz, Director of Bands
Welcome to the Del Campo High School and Will Rogers Middle School Band Home Page. For information about Band or Guitar classes select the Classes offered link and then the appropriate link for your class
Although Del Campo's block schedule creates some conflicts with music, I encourage all students to participate in as much music as possible.
I believe music is an important part of a well-balanced education. The study of music develops discipline, goal setting and systematically working to achieve goals, creative expression, ability to multi-task, appreciation for beauty in art and the world, and the ability to work well in groups.
The benefits of music study have been well documented. Studies show music students score substantially better on the SAT than students that have not taken music. This and many other studies are available at menc.org and http://www.encoremusiclessons.com/benefits-of-music-education/success-in-school.
the following is this months quote from the above website:
Why Study Music Quote:
"In an analysis of U.S. Department of Education data on more than 25,000 secondary school students (NELS:88, National Education Longitudinal Survey), researchers found that students who report consistent high levels of involvement in instrumental music over the middle and high school years show significantly higher levels of mathematics proficiency by grade 12. This observation holds regardless of students socioeconomic status, and differences in those who are involved with instrumental music vs. those who are not is more significant over time. - Catterall, James S., Richard Chapleau, and John Iwanaga. Involvement in the Arts and Human Development: General Involvement and Intensive Involvement in Music and Theater Arts. Los Angeles, CA: The Imagination Project at UCLA Graduate School of Education and Information Studies, 1999."