Welcome to the Music Department Website!
This site contains a wealth of information
Warwick Valley Central School District Music Program. Please click on the links to the right to find out more and check the calendar for upcoming concerts
Music is constantly being made in every
building throughout the District. Many thanks to the District
the school board and the Warwick community for understanding
and supporting the role that music plays in every child's education.
Valley High School
has been selected as a semifinalist for a 2012 GRAMMY
Signature School award!
Click here for more information.
Participating in a
musical ensemble is more than learning to play an instrument
or sing a song. It helps to build self-confidence, self-worth, and pride in one’s
accomplishments. Being a member of the music department helps prepare our
students to beproductive members of the workforce and society. Studies have
shown that students whoparticipate in music score higher on standardized tests.
Through regimented practice,students learn good study and working habits.
Through rehearsal and concerts, students learn the values of teamwork and the
importance of contributing their best to further the accomplishments of the group.
Reasons to Support the Arts
1. The arts develop higher-order thinking skills.
2. The arts can
increase cooperation, tolerance of diverse values and
and understanding of cultures past and present.
3. The arts engage a
variety of learning styles and offer all children avenues for
academic success, includingchildren with disabilities and limited English proficiency.
4. The arts contribute to tourism.
5. The arts assist in developing public images in the corporate world.
6. The arts in the schools and communities can attract new businesses to the area.