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Will My Grades Suffer?

As most of you know, there are numerous studies that indicate students involved in music tend to score higher on national and state standardized tests (SAT, etc. Many of our students are headed to major universities; UW, WSU, Gonzaga, Whitworth, Stanford, and Yale among the recent. In fact, over the past few years our band program has been awarded the W.I.A.A. Academic Championship for the highest GPA in the state among 4A bands 2 times, 2nd place in 2019/2020. Our program has at least 1 MHS valedictorian every year for many, many consecutive years! In 2023, 4 of the 6 subjects for Spokane Scholars representatives were awarded to band students. These students are the academic leaders of our school in Fine Arts, World Language, Science, Math, English, and Social Studies. Bravo!!

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