Incoming Student Information
One of the largest and most successful groups in Flower Mound!
"How Playing an Instrument Benefits your BRAIN!"
Frequently Asked Questions
Do I have to know anything about music to join band?
No Experience is Needed! Everything you need to know to play an instrument will be taught in your band class. Any previous training in music is a plus but not necessary for success.
Can I still be in athletics, choir, orchestra & other school groups?
YES. We encourage our band students to participate in athletics & other school activities. Many of our band students are very successful athletes, terrific singers, as well as ACADEMIC leaders of our school!
Who will be in band?
Your friends and fellow classmates will join you in what will be some of the most exciting and fun times of your school experience. The more friends, the most fun! With over 240 band students at Shadow Ridge, and still growing,
the band is the largest single organization. Many of our students are the school leaders and among the most successful students at The Ridge.
What fun things will we do in band?
The best reward is learning to play an instrument and make music! You will experience many parties, trips, concerts, contests & performances throughout the year!
Asthma? Braces? Is it possible?
ABSOLUTELY! There are good instrument options for every student who wants to be in band. We have many students that have braces and/or asthma. Playing a wind instrument can actually be beneficial for those with asthma as it helps strengthen the lungs.
Why is music important - why now?
Great insightful local article by
The Dallas Morning News...
"Music Education hits all the right notes."