Date of Award


Document Type


Degree Name

Master of Arts

Degree Discipline



The growth of high school bands during the past twenty years has had special significance for music education. It Indicates that these organizations have a strong and direct appeal for young people which stimulates them to spend hours practicing and rehearsing in school and out. It signifies that this experience gives them pleasure and is vital to them. These emotional young people discovered the orchestra and band as an outlet for personal expression that stirred their entire being.

At first, educators and administrative heads were hesitant in accepting the educational values of school bands. These had always been extra-curricular. They were noisy and expensive, but with the pioneering of a few guiding spirits and the immense improvement in the organization, the musical, social, and educational values became apparent. This type organization makes a definite contribution to the life of the student, the school, and community.

Committee Chair/Advisor

R. von Charlton

Committee Member

Julius B. Jones

Committee Member

Julius B. Jones


Prairie View Agriculture and Mechanical College


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Date of Digitization


Contributing Institution

John B Coleman Library

City of Publication

Prairie View




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