Our Philosophy, Our Mission, Our Passion
The Northern Nash High School Band Program is a nationally recognized program that provides an integrated arts curriculum through instrumental music, technology, and leadership skills. The ensembles and programs strive for excellence within each member and in every aspect of their curriculum.
The study of music contributes to the quality of every student’s life in important ways. Every musical work is a product of its time and place; however, some works transcend their original settings and continue to appeal to us through their timeless and universal attraction. Through singing, composing, and playing instruments, students can express themselves creatively.
Knowledge of notation and performance traditions enables them to learn new music independently throughout their lives. Skills in analysis, evaluation, and synthesis are important because they enable students to recognize and pursue excellence in their musical experiences and to understand and enrich their environment.
Because music is an integral part of history, the ability to listen with understanding is essential if students are to gain a broad cultural and historical perspective. The adult life of every student is enriched by the skills, knowledge, and habits acquired.
Every course in music, including our performance courses, provides instruction in creating, performing, listening to and analyzing music, with a focus on music appreciation.