Congratulations! Your decision to provide your child with a quality musical education is an investment in their future. You are assisting with their self-expression, creativity, and achievement. Numerous studies suggest that students who have experience in the arts have increased brain development, higher test scores, higher academic development, and work better on a team. These suggestions are to assist you in giving your child the best support possible for their musical growth. The success we seek is a result of a commitment to excellence by each member, parent, and director. Success is not tangible in terms of ratings, awards or trophies, though they are positive reinforcements for the members. The Florida High Orchestra and Guitar ensembles are successful when each member gives the maximum effort and has done the best with his or her abilities. We want the performance opportunity for your child to be the very best experience possible. This philosophy carries over into other academic areas as well as adult life. Students learn that commitment, fortitude and the pursuit of knowledge form the road to success.