Crime and substance abuse

‘Students who participate in a school band or orchestra have the lowest levels of current and lifelong use of alcohol, tobacco, and illicit drugs among any group in our society.’
H Con Res 266, United States Senate, 13 June 2000

‘Martin Gardiner of Brown University tracked the criminal records of Rhode Island residents from birth through age 30, and he concluded the more a resident was involved in music, the lower a person’s arrest record.’
MuSICA Research Notes, Winter 2000

‘Student involvement in extracurricular or co-curricular activities makes students resilient to current substance use among their peers, according to a recent statewide survey of Texas Schools. Secondary students who participated in band, orchestra or choir reported the lowest lifetime use of all substances.’
Texas School Survey of substance abuse among students: Grades 7-12, 1994

Personal and social development

Intellectual development

Educational participation and achievement

Crime and substance abuse

Role models