At IJHS we strive to provide an excellent music education to all of our students. We want our students to enjoy making music today and everyday! As a department we have chosen to focus on these four areas as we approach our day-to-day teaching of the students entrusted to our care:
Stewardship - We will be deliberate in nourishing our students' growth as musical people.
Service - We will give time, energy, and effort for the good and growth of our students.
Diligence - We will work hard to create opportunities for our students to thrive.
Community - We will use music to teach community to our students.
"If it was talent and hard work that got you there, then it is character and integrity which will keep you there!"
"Imagine any part of your life or any aspect of our culture without music. Now put music back in. That is the difference that music makes."
"In a world of political, economic, and personal disintegration, music is not a luxury but a necessity; not simply because it is therapeutic nor because it is the universal language, but because it is the persistent focus of man's intelligence, aspiration and good will."