Participation In Music Education Encourages Students To Stay In School

The vast majority —96 percent—of the school principals interviewed in a recent study agree that participation in music education encourages and motivates students to stay in school. Further, 89 percent of principals feel that a high-quality music education program contributes to their school achieving higher graduation rates.
~ Harris Interactive Poll, 2006

Top 10 Ways Band Prepares Me For Life

Top 10 Ways Band Prepares Me For Life
#10 – Time Management – Nothing forces you to use your time wisely like a director saying “you have 5 minutes to memorize these measures.”
#9 – Punctuality – “Band Time” teaches you if you’re early you’re on-time, if you’re on-time you’re late.
#8 – Listening Skills – This skill is heightened at a football stadium full of noisy spectators and the director just made an important announcement.
#7 – Money Management – Because you can’t always afford to buy that tuba mute you’ve always wanted!
#6 – Flexibility – You might play the section presto today and tomorrow the tempo is changed to largo.
#5 – Be loud and proud – Band class is the ONE class I am encouraged, even expected, to be LOUD!
#4 – The early bird gets the worm – Starting band practice at 6:45am helps you get a lot of worms!
#3 – Practice, Practice, Practice – Awards are earned at practice every morning. You simply pick them up at contests.
#2 – Keep the big picture in mind – As we work on a marching show, each movement fits together like a puzzle piece to create a beautiful piece of art.
#1 – Love what you do! – When you spend time doing something you enjoy, it seldom seems like work!
9th grade tuba player

Students Indicate Arts Motivate Them To Stay In School

Students indicate that arts participation motivates them to stay in school, and that the arts create a supportive environment that promotes constructive acceptance of criticism and one in which it is safe to take risks.
~ (Source: Barry N., Taylor K., and K. Walls Critical Links: Learning in the Arts and Student Academic and Social Development, AEP, 2002)

Quick Tips on French Horn Care

Daily care and maintenance of your instrument is very important to how well your instrument performs. Watch this quick video below for a few, quick tips on caring for your French Horn.


Do You Have Back-To-School Hours? – FAQs

Back-to-school season is upon us and it always brings up the question of our store hours during the months of August and September.

We don’t have extended hours during back-to-school season, however, we do make some staff adjustments during this time.  We’ll have extra people in-store both during the week and on the weekends to serve our customers more efficiently.  It’s a very busy time at Paige’s but we’re prepared to serve you as fast as we can so the music making can begin smoothly.

Our normal store hours are:
Monday – Friday: 10am – 6pm
Saturday: 10am – 4pm
Sunday: Closed

If you don’t have time to make it to the store, you can always take care of your rental instrument by visiting our website.  You can read all about our online rental on our post from a couple of weeks ago.  It tells all about our Debut Rental Plan and how you can access it from pretty much any device.


As always, if you have any questions you can contact us by email at or by phone at 1-800-382-1099.