Dreams [of] My Travels - Spectrum Translucent
Once I begin playing shows later this year, as Spectrum Translucent, I will be donating all profit to art programs at schools in my town. My father is a band director at two different schools in Lake Elsinore, California, and even though it might not be much, everything counts. $100 could be the difference a child having reeds for their clarinet or not.
* Music enhances the process of learning. The systems they nourish, which include our integrated sensory, attention, cognitive, emotional and motor capacities, are shown to be the driving forces behind all other learning.
~ Konrad, R.R., Empathy, Arts and Social Studies, 2000
* Students of lower socioeconomic status gain as much or more from arts instruction than those of higher socioeconomic status.
~ James Catterall et al., 1999
* Students who participate in school band or orchestra have the lowest levels of current and lifelong use of alcohol, tobacco and illicit drugs among any group in our society.
~ H. Con. Res. 266, United States Senate, June 13, 2000
* High school music students have been shown to hold higher grade point averages (GPA) than non-musicians in the same school.
~ National Educational Longitudinal Study of 1988
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Please reblog this and spread the word about Spectrum Translucent but more importantly to raise awareness about dwindling arts and music programs and the life changing impact, being involved in one, may bring to children and their future!