Marching band getting in the way

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Marching band getting in the way

Post by Ace » Wed Nov 19, 2003 4:54 pm

Is it just me or do band people have lower grades then people who have a typical schedule of academics and one or two electives? My grades are'nt that great and my classes are not that hard. The main problem is because a lot of marching band. I just want to know what other people do to keep up with school. I know I'm not the only one with this problem. :roll:
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Post by clusknay » Wed Nov 19, 2003 5:01 pm

multitask. get used to it...in college it gets worse...especially if you haven't learned how to do so through your years in high school.

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Post by Frankfan » Wed Nov 19, 2003 6:41 pm

Most of the band students I talk to claim that they get better grades during marching season--they say that you really have to be organized and focused to get all your work done, and this results in better overall grades.

Maybe you need to get busy and get organized and use your time wisely.

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Post by TMRsaxyDM » Wed Nov 19, 2003 7:01 pm

my grades droped a bit, but ive also been very very very tired lately.. so marching band and school are really draining me.
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Post by blondeflutechick » Wed Nov 19, 2003 7:34 pm

Its pretty cool at our band rehearsals. Our director knows that if we don't have good grades, we can't go to the competitions. He always tells us to do our homework before we do anything for band. We still have to show up at the out-of-school rehearsals, but he allows us to finish our homework there. Most of the time, we don't really have a lot of homewrok at our school, even with all honors classes, so we usually don't have to miss out on rehearsals.

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Re: Marhing band getting in the way

Post by RifleLova » Wed Nov 19, 2003 9:40 pm

Ace wrote:Is it just me or do band people have lower grades then people who have a typical schedule of academics and one or two electives? My grades are'nt that great and my classes are not that hard. The main problem is because a lot of marching band. I just want to know what other people do to keep up with school. I know I'm not the only one with this problem. :roll:
Actually it's quite the opposite! Band and Color guard people have better grades because like Frankfan said, we're better organize and can multitask and we have better focus sometimes. In my school the group with the best grades is band/cg.
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grades w/ band/colorguard

Post by altohack » Wed Nov 19, 2003 9:47 pm

Actually, I'm having a bit of trouble at school too and my parents are blaming it on band. Rather its not. Band gets me friends to study w/ and motivates me to focus and try my best.
I think your problem is just as mine is.

Look at what you're doing right now. You are on the computer at "WoP" when you know you have hw to do (I do too).
Get off.
Go do your hw.
NOW.

That's going to be what makes the difference... whether you really want to work or not.
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Post by BlueStarMom » Wed Nov 19, 2003 9:56 pm

My daughter competed in marching band and concert band all 4 years of high school. She graduated this year, June 2003. She learned how to manage her time very well, her accumulated GPA at graduation was 3.5.

Just a fact: Studies show students who pursue music tend to score 10 points higher on their SAT's.
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Re: Marhing band getting in the way

Post by rockchick04 » Wed Nov 19, 2003 10:08 pm

RifleLova wrote:
Actually it's quite the opposite! Band and Color guard people have better grades because like Frankfan said, we're better organize and can multitask and we have better focus sometimes. In my school the group with the best grades is band/cg.
I agree. Most of the kids in our band that are in my class ('04) are in the top of the class. Last year we had one valedictorian out of the 3. GO BAND! :p

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Re: grades w/ band/colorguard

Post by Ace » Wed Nov 19, 2003 11:09 pm

altohack wrote:
Look at what you're doing right now. You are on the computer at "WoP" when you know you have hw to do (I do too).
Get off.
Go do your hw.
NOW.
Very good point. Usually when I visit this website, it's in the mornings when I'm waiting for my mom to get ready so she can take me to school. On occassion I'll be here after school. But it's not really homework that brings down my grades it's usually something else like weekend projects tests and lack of studying.
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Post by IsnipeWithAknife » Wed Nov 19, 2003 11:21 pm

in marching band season my grades do suffer and i use the rest of the semester making points back up. although according to my bd, most people do the same 2nd semester. 1st semester just gets me really tired from all the rushing and late night hw. what i cant stand is night practice cuz i always do my hw after practice for some reason
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Post by DJ-PsiLon » Wed Nov 19, 2003 11:25 pm

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Band improves students

Post by jacjar1 » Thu Nov 20, 2003 9:13 am

I agree with Rockchick and bluestarmom. The avg GPA of the Band is 3.5. They learn to multitask which is skill that not many in the work arena possess and is a skill I look to when hiring. Its like real life you need to;

1. Work smarter and harder
2. Manage your time
3. Multitask
4. Be disciplined
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UCI Scientific Study....

Post by Mr Pageantry » Thu Nov 20, 2003 9:31 am

:wav: Just a few short years ago.. There was a scientific study done at UCIrvine :shock: ... It was repeated in other university settings.. Though not specific to Marching Band... the study indicated that students enrolled and participating in musical studies in elementary and secondary schools were more apt to become good students and achieve higher grades :read: ... It had to do with cognitive recognition and the correlation to mathematical relationships.. since music relies on counts and rhythm and being able to multi task.. reading the sheet music and playing at the same time, the student is counting and 'thinking ahead' :hum: ... I don't have the study in front of me anymore... but I am sure a music teacher or band director might better be able to speak to this subject.. It was quoted nationally when band programs were being cut back :lol: ....
If you think that a ten week period of marching band is impacting you negatively it might just be that you are just not concentrating on your academic studies due to the requirements to excel in band during the start of the school year.... As the bible says.. "This Too Shall Pass"... as band winds down your academic grades will probably rise :lol: ... also towards the end of the marching season the learning requirements for the field should ease due to your familiarity with the presentation you have been part of :king: .... OK.. let the screaming begin.... Happy Holidays everyone... :lurk:

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