For those interested in the performing arts, our school offers band to interested students in grades 4 through 8. Band provides a wonderful opportunity for children to develop a better sense of musical knowledge, skills, and an appreciation for music. It enriches their education by improving concentration, increasing hand-eye coordination, and establishing good study habits. Learning how to play an instrument has been noted to provide the same brain development properties as learning a foreign language. Our band is showcased many times throughout the year including Christmas and Spring Concerts, Solo Contest and the Buffalo Grove Days Parade.
As a step toward enriching the musical education of our third graders, the band offers a free six-week flutofone class. The third graders then perform with the SMS junior and senior bands at the spring concert.