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  • How important is music education in schools?

    In this May 5, 2011 photo, Nidalis Burgos keeps her eye on the conductor during a rehearsal for the after-school orchestra at Lafayette Specialty School in Chicago. Nadalis' mother calls her daughter's violin her "soul mate." She practices anywhere she can, in her bedroom, in the kitchen, on her back porch so she can hear the sound reverberate off the brick apartment buildings that line the alley. Usually, she warms up with "Ode to Joy," her mother's favorite song, and a fitting theme for a girl...

  • Band-A-Thon Due Dates

    Band-A-Thon  Here are some important dates for the Band-A-Thon... 1. Volunteer link to sign-up-genius.

  • Middle School Night at Apex High School

    Middle School Night with Apex Marching Band and Visual Ensemble Friday, October 17, 2014 Apex High Band Director, Mr. Paul Rowe, invites all 8th Grade Band Members and those interested in the Visual Ensemble, and any dance enthusiast from the area Middle Schools to spend the evening with the Apex High Marching Band! This is a great opportunity for you to find out what fun it is to march with the high school band.

  • Here is another fantastic article!

    Here is an article showing how music is a support for our young people.  Get a tissue... High schooler uses Make-A-Wish wish to selflessly give back to band 17-year-old band member Stephen Dominguez was surprised by the Make-A-Wish Foundation on Friday.

  • This is your brain on music

    Here is a great article which talks about how music effects the brain. Enjoy!!   http://www.npr.org/blogs/ed/2014/09/10/343681493/this-is-your-brain-this-is-your-brain-on-music   This Is Your Brain.

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The purpose of the Apex Middle School Band Boosters shall be to promote an interest in and appreciation of the various activities conducted by the Apex Middle School Band program.  We are a registered non-profit 501(c)3 organization.

2014 School Year  This year promises to be full of music and fun!

6th graders are invited join Mrs Bishop for a mini-camp early in August in the Band Room to get a hand-on introduction to their instrument. We've got a bandathon coming early in October, marching in the Apex Christmas Parade for the 7th & 8th graders, and holiday concerts in December.  During the winter, 7th & 8th graders can also participate in the all-county, all-district, and all-state competitions.  In the spring, we'll participate in some adjudicated performances, and end the year with the spring concerts.

About AMS Bands  Apex Middle School Bands include a beginning band, intermediate band, and advanced band, along with a Pep Band which plays at home football games in the fall, and a Jazz Band which plays during school concerts and special gatherings during the year. Mrs. Helen Bishop directs each band.