Mr. Marcopul's webpagePlease use the links on the left of this page to access current information regarding:Montgomery/Gwyn-Nor Concert BandThe Pennbrook Middle School Wind EnsembleBeginner informationAnd more . . .If you have any questions, please contact Mr. Marcopul at firstname.lastname@example.orgMusic is a higher revelation than all wisdom and philosophy.Music is the electrical soil in which the human spirit lives, thinks, and invents.- Ludwig van Beethoven
A developing thought from Mr. Marcopul...Playing a musical instrument is an integral part of the human experience! History demonstrates as much. Music was a core subject in the schools of all the great civilizations our students study, including the Ancient Egyptians, Greeks, and Romans.Unfortunately with regard to music (and the arts in general), current educational conditions do not meet the standards of civilizations past. Today, increasing pressure is placed on our schools and students to increase math and reading scores on standardized tests. As this pressure mounts, stress is placed on the overall curriculum and the range of subjects studied is narrowed.The result is students who are well-trained in test-taking, yet ill prepared for the complex challenges presented by our constantly changing world and sadly unfamiliar with the glorious and complex range of emotions associated with our human experience.Schools must resist current educational pressure for testing and instead provide students ample opportunity for self-expression, individual creativity, and the identification and appreciation of beauty.Band is a fantastic and comprehensive place to start!
Last Modified on August 30, 2018