Registration is Open!

Registration for the 2016-2017 North Raleigh Honor Band Season is now open! Some exciting changes to look for include: A year-long program that will run from September 21st to April 26th with two concerts, January 18th and April 26th. Both our Conductor, Rashad Hayward, and Assistant Conductor, Kyle Ellington, in rehearsals. Special rehearsals including private lessons with high school mentors, professional and mentor led sectionals, and small ensemble rehearsals that will lead to per...

North Raleigh Honor Band Off and Running

Hannah Scanlon Founder and President of Music Is Instrumental
Last night, Music Is Instrumental's North Raleigh Honor Band kicked off with our first rehearsal at Millbrook High School.  By all accounts, the evening was a great start to our inaugural season.   The honor band musicians were introduced to Conductor, Michael Krier as well as several of our high school musician mentors.  Music Is Instrumental's Founder and President, Hannah Scanlon, commented "We are so excited to have our musicians and conductor all in one place and making music for the first ...

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...