It is my pleasure to be a part of welcoming your family to Notre Dame Collegiate, and helping your students be prepared for the transition! Transitioning to Grade 7 is relatively straightforward, and there are very few things that we need your input on to get your student completely ready for NDC.
First, all students will need to decide their involvement in Band at NDC. I encourage every student to study music, as there is plenty of research showing music as the only field of study that helps students systematically develop connections between every area of the brain, develop their own character and express their own personalities, and develop the 21st century skills of collaboration and creativity all within that same area of study. That, and it is a huge amount of fun!
Joel Windsor, MME, RMT
Notre Dame Collegiate Music Education Specialist