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Teach, Reach, Inspire: The Power of Music

Music is powerful. It reduces stress and relieves frustration. It impacts the brain circuits that process emotions. Music motivates and inspires us, and it helps us learn. For children, learning to perform music has significant advantages. Learning to play a musical instrument can improve mathematical learning and stimulate creativity in all areas of school performance. It helps students build motor skills and teaches them discipline, responsibility, and leadership. Joining us are three high school music directors who lead some of the most dynamic and influential music programs in our region. These band directors have seen the impact music education has on students, families, and the communities they serve.


Lennard Holden, Director of Bands at Southwood High School in Shreveport

Mark Minton, Director of Bands at Parkway High School in Bossier City

Emmanuel Hudson, Director of Bands at Booker T. Washington High School in Shreveport