Texas A&M University-Central Texas Jazz Band Performs During Lunch
KILLEEN, Texas — The music department at Texas A&M University-Central Texas has stepped up when it comes to giving its music group, Acoustic Jazz Innovative, some exposure.
Students in the program practice different instruments and also learn the theoretical side of music. Then they get ready for the stage. In many cases, this stage is “the real world”, said Associate Professor Dr Glen Brumbach.
“What you hear today is what they are going to do in the world in live performances, and we know that Austin, very close to us, is one of the best concert halls in the United States “, said Dr. Brumbach.
A student in the program, Nicolas Trujilo, accepts and is ready for live performance opportunities in the outside world, indulging in the arts since childhood.
“I started when I was 5, so the philosophy there is a bit different; it was really heavy and big for me, but I was a bit stubborn – I wanted to do it,” he said.
The organization Sounds Academy has found that regardless of socioeconomic status or school district, students who participate in quality programs perform 22% better in English and 20% better on standardized math exams.
Tuesday’s jazz performance was held in the school amphitheater, all to share the importance of the arts.