Welcome to the Brambleton Middle School Band Program!
The Brambleton Middle School Band exists to serve the musical education of its members. Through various experiences of music-making and listening, students hone both the craft of creating music in an expressive manner and the understanding that doing so improves their quality of life.
By engaging in opportunities to make beautiful music both alone and with others, the musicians in the Brambleton Band will become artistic citizens, putting music to work for the positive transformation of themselves, the band program, Brambleton Middle School and the community of Brambleton, Virginia.
All students in the Brambleton Middle School Band will experience a musical education that is centered around the premise that all children are musically inclined, regardless of their current level of musical understanding. Within a positive classroom environment, students will engage in challenging music-making projects that will empower and welcome them to develop their musical abilities and interests in multiple contexts. Creating music through performance, composition, improvisation, and arranging, students will learn how to apply their skills both analytically and imaginatively. The techniques and skills required to make music will constantly be enhanced as to improve the student’s ability to communicate expressively.
The musical educational goals of the program are for students to:
1. Derive a sense of self-worth and empathy for others through creative music-making.
2. Develop an understanding of how the habits that lead to high quality music-making parallel the habits of highly successful people – motivation, dedication, self-discipline.
3. Embrace a lifelong goal of increasing their musical enjoyment and understanding.