Help, Encourage, Share The Purpose of the Music Mentors Club
Help Middle School Students
Prepare for High School / Middle School Band nights
Improve performance and confidence levels on prepared pieces through individual mentoring and sectionals
Enrollment in High School Band for the purpose of maximizing the rate of student progression from Middle School to HS Band programs
High School Band experiences with Middle School Students to ease their transition into HS Band
Middle School Director’s Feedback
Music classes tend to be very large. It is incredibly helpful to the middle school teacher to be able to divide students into smaller groups and send them with a high school musician for more individualized attention. Middle School students not only get a smaller teacher to student ratio, but are able to interact with other musicians. This gives them a vision of the possibilities in their future as they look forward to being a high school student in a leadership position that visits their former middle school.
As for the high school students who are volunteering their time to coach, they are learning valuable leadership skills, learning how to work with others specifically those that are younger, and have less experienced skill sets). In addition, they are helping plant and water seeds that they can actually see the results from in a couple years. The middle school students will soon be their fellow high school colleagues. This makes the high school student an integral part of the high school music program where what they do affects them in a timely fashion.
Lastly, middle school students love any chance they get with "older" high school students. They see them as "cool" and "fun" and that energy get translated back into the classroom. That's something everyone gets excited about.
Josh Prout Music Director Lewis Middle School March 9, 2010
6th Grade Workshops
Reading Sheet Music Scales Sectionals Practice Pieces Concert Workshops Honor Band Workshops
7th Grade Workshops
Sectionals Improving difficult notes Concert Workshops Honor Band Workshops PHHS Grandstand Pieces Grandstand Choreography PHHS Middle School Night Performance Pieces
8th Grade Workshops
Sectionals Concert Workshops Honor Band Workshops PHHS Middle School Night Performance Pieces Marching Band Concepts Marching Band Basic Movements