Van Buren Public Schools Instrumental Music Philosophy
The Van Buren Public Schools Instrumental Music Program is based on more than just musical excellence. We take great pride in how well we perform as musicians, but our true reward comes from the way in which we conduct ourselves on a daily basis, both in and out of the band classroom or on stage. It is in the way we treat ourselves, each other, our team, as well as those outside the band program that makes The Van Buren Public Schools Instrumental Music Program the best program that it can be. Several key guidelines we try to live by to keep these values in place are:
1. Responsibility - Evaluate yourself honestly, be accountable in everything you do. 2. Respect - Treat others in a kind and caring way. "Do unto others......" (The Golden Rule) 3. Generosity - Share the talents you have been given unselfishly with others. 4. Attitude - "Life is 10% what happens to you and 90% how you choose to react to it." Approach every situation with a positive attitude. 5. Integrity - Always do the right thing in every situation - even if the right way is not the easiest. 6. Judgement - Knowing the difference between right and wrong. 7. Sincerity - Actions speak louder than words. Always be true to yourself. 8. Proactivity - Always think ahead. Set the example by anticipating situations and prepare yourself for them using intelligence, foresight and common sense. 9. Trustworthiness - Trusting others and others trusting you. Having full faith in your actions, your decisions and the words you speak. To know your word is your honor. The foundation of one's character and reputation should always be above reproach.
Through positive attitudes and actions, we try to affect the world around us in the most constructive way possible. Through music, we hope to bring enjoyment to those we perform for. This is one of the true rewards for the diligent work of all the students and directors of the Belleville Bands.
Marshall Music comes to our school district every Tuesday and Thursday morning. If you are in need of any repairs, please make sure your child leaves their instrument after school the day before Marshall Music comes to the school. We use the Marshall Music store in Allen Park and their phone number is 313-383-5560. Click here to access their website.