Ms. Monclova and Mrs. Omamogho personally welcome you to the San Jacinto Junior High School Mighty Mustang Band’s webpage!

Our Music Philosophy

Music offers a unique opportunity to challenge each student cognitively, affectively, and physically.  It provides for emotional expression, intrinsic worth, and has a positive impact on individuals, families, communities, and cultures.  

Music is science.  It is exact, specific, and it demands exact acoustics.  A conductor’s full score is a chart, a graph that indicates frequencies, volume changes, melody, and harmony all at once with the most exact control of time.  Music is mathematical.  It is rhythmically based on the subdivisions of time into fractions which must be done instantaneously, not worked out on paper.  Music is foreign language.  Most of the terms are in Italian, German or French and the notation is certainly not English, but a highly developed kind of shorthand that uses symbols to represent ideas.  The semantics of music is the most complete and universal language.  Music is history.  Music usually reflects the environment and times of its creation, often even the country and/or cultural feelings.  Music is physical education.  It requires fantastic coordination of fingers, hands, arms, lip, cheek and facial muscles, in addition to extraordinary control of the diaphragm, back, stomach and chest muscles, which respond instantly to the sound the ear hears and the mind interprets.

Music is all of these things, but most of all, Music is art.