October 31, 2012

Richard Bateman, the Mountain Ridge Jr. High band teacher, is starting an elementary school band for 5th and 6th graders. The band will meet at Deerfield Elementary after school on Tuesdays and Thursdays, starting Nov. 6, at 3:45 to 4:45 p.m. Mr. Bateman is inviting all 5th and 6th grade students from Deerfield and Cedar Ridge elementary schools to join the band. For more information and to register your child visit: www.mrjhbands.org.

Mr. Bateman believes that band can play an important part in preparing students to be successful now and in the future by helping them develop self-esteem, good communication skills, creative thinking, discipline, and teamwork—all important skills for life and for the workplace.