Sanford Middle School Band
Euterpe, Muse of Flute Music and Lyric Poetry
Euterpe, Muse of Flute Music and Lyric Poetry (Apollo and the Nine Muses) Artist Unknown c. 1465 Engraving The Minneapolis Institute of Arts

Welcome band students! You have chosen to participate on an exciting journey playing a band instrument. Some of you are just beginning and some of you have been playing your instrument for several years. Either way, you are to be commended for taking on the challenge. One thing you can be sure of when you are learning to play your instrument better - your effort and hard work will be rewarded by being able to play wonderful music!

Read the excerpt below to find out another good reason to play a band instrument and make music!

Make the World More Beautiful

In Barbara Cooney's children's book, "Miss Rumphius", Great-aunt Alice, Miss Rumphius said this to her little niece....

When I grow up, I tell her, "I too will go to faraway places and come home to live by the sea."

"That is all very well, little Alice," says my aunt, "but there is a third thing you must do."

"What is that?" I ask.

"You must do something to make the world more beautiful."

"All right," I say.

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