Welcome to the
Ben Franklin Elementary School
Click on any link to the left to view more information about the
BFES Orchestra and Recorder programs.
Music is the Food the Feeds the Soul...
Many studies have been done on how the brain works and how music helps to develop stronger brain functions. As a matter or fact, several years of information gathering here in Ken-Ton found that of all the students that attend Ken-Ton schools, the students who played in Band or Orchestra consistently scored as many as 10 points higher on state exams than non-music students. That alone tells us that learning to play a music instrument enhances a child's brain functions and educational development. But let's not forget the human side of our children. I teach orchestra because I believe in developing the WHOLE child. And what better way to do that than to allow each child the opportunity to express their own thoughts and emotions through music, in a safe and creative environment?
Thought for the day:
Practice doesn't make perfect.
Only PERFECT Practice makes perfect.
[Always strive to do your absolute best at home and at school in all things you do... on your instrument and in your academics!]
If you would like more tips on how to make your home practice fun and productive, click on the link on the left side of this page to learn more. And remember: PRACTICE IS your orchestra HOMEWORK!