Tuffree Middle School’s band program, under the leadership of longtime director, Jim Hahn, was recently featured in an article about music education in the California Teacher Association’s California Educator magazine. California Educator is an award-winning bimonthly publication that keeps individuals informed about issues and trends in education, teaching, student learning, legislation and policy, and local and state association activities and accomplishments.
Here is an exert from the article, which is also linked below:
“For 37 years, Jim Hahn has shared the joy of music with students at Placentia-Yorba Linda Unified School District. The band director of a 300-student program at Tuffree Middle School, Hahn says the skills and knowledge needed to perform in a marching band require students to engage in a high level of thinking that can benefit them in all their academic endeavors. From needing to be mindful of posture and head position to marching steps and keeping time to playing the right notes on instruments, all at the same time, there’s a lot going on in a marching band.”
“It’s a whole lot for students to comprehend, and it gets them thinking about complex concepts,” says Hahn, a member of Association of Placentia-Linda Educators. “Music gets them to think a different way.”
Read the full article courtesy of California Educator below.