by Jennifer Sierra
Tom Schwartz, the Vice President of the Dayton Kentucky High School Band Boosters announced the 10th Annual Butter Braid Coffee Cake Fundraiser. The sale runs through November 4th. The price for the coffee cakes is $13.00 each.
All proceeds Go To The DHS Music Department Program.
The delivery date is Nov. 18th and they are delivered right to your door In time for Thanksgiving! If you haven’t bought one before, make this your annual holiday tradition and start this year with your coffee cake purchase. Or buy several for gifts.
To Order: Contact any Band Student, Band Parent, Band Boosters, or you may contact Tom Schwartz at 859-431-5286 or firstname.lastname@example.org before Nov. 4th!
Make your checks out to – “Dayton Band Boosters” or pay cash.
“Some people think music education is a privilege, but I think it’s essential to being human.”
-Jewel – singer, songwriter and instrumentalist
According to the Music Empowers Foundation, “Researchers have studied the benefits of music education for decades, consistently finding strong correlations between music and academic achievement. For example, positive results have been noted in standardized tests. Regardless of socioeconomic background, according to a 10-year study that tracked more than 25,000 middle and high school students, music-making students get higher marks on standardized tests than those who have little or no music involvement. The College Entrance Examination Board found that students in music programs scored 63 points higher on the verbal and 44 points higher on the math sections of the SATs than students with no music participation. Additionally, students performed better on other standardized tests such as reading proficiency exams.
Similarly, a study examining the relationship between participation in high or low-quality school music programs and standardized test scores showed that students in high-quality programs scored higher on both English and mathematics standardized tests than their counterparts who did not have high-quality instruction (Johnson, 2006). The researchers also found that students in exceptional music programs as well as low-quality instrumental programs still performed better in English and mathematics than those students receiving no music classes.”
So help your local music students and buy a coffee cake. They need your help and they deserve it.