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Southern View Elementary School

3338 South Fifth Street
Springfield, IL 62703

Grades 3-5 Music Program, A Huge Success

November 15, 2011

Our Grades 3-5 Music Program was a huge success. Thank you to Mrs. Stout for creating an original program that used real life issues to teach children about respect, as well as picking out music that the students love to sing. Thank you to our students for the dedicated practice and beautiful voices. They truly sang from their hearts. Lastly, thank you to the parents for attending and supporting their children and the school in their musical endeavors.

Research shows that there are strong connections between music instruction and greater student achievement. Exposure to music helps to develop and fine-tune the workings of the brain. Music training helps develop a child’s cognitive and communication skills. Music education is linked to higher test scores, grade point averages, and success in college. Thank you for supporting our music program and children’s academic success.