Announcing North Raleigh Honor Band Conductor

Music Is Instrumental, Inc. is pleased to announce that Michael W. Krier has accepted appointment as the North Raleigh Honor Band Conductor for our inaugural half-season in Winter/Spring 2016. Mr. Krier is a Raleigh native and currently Director of Bands at North Garner Middle School.  He has developed and improved the band and orchestra programs at several middle schools in our region, and led his musicians to achieve "Excellent" ratings at MPA, while earning selection into several prestigious ...

Looking for Honor Band Sectional Instructors

Middle School Honor Band Student Playing Trumpet
Our inaugural half season of the North Raleigh Honor Band is just around the corner! An instrumental part of our program is to organize monthly sectionals between experienced high school musicians and each section of the Honor Band. If you are an advanced high school musician or know of one who might be interested please submit your information here.

Today’s Launch of Music Is Instrumental

Music Is Instrumental
Today, we launched Music Is Instrumental to provide expanded opportunities for musical education and performance to middle school students in the Raleigh-Triangle area.  Our first project is to build an Honors Band run by students at Millbrook High School for advanced musicians attending local middle schools.  We are incredibly excited about getting started on our journey.  Check back here for updates often.

Music Is Instrumental In Growing Musicians, Mentors and Minds

Music Is Instrumental is a service organization launched in 2015 by Hannah Scanlon with the support of her family to bring the benefits of musical education and performance opportunities to youth in Raleigh, NC.  Research shows that musical education has numerous benefits for students of all ages, including: preparing the brain for greater learning by developing motor skills, working memory and thinking skills, improving verbal retention and recall, advancing math achievement, and increasi...