A Letter from Mr. Nelson

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Dear Parents:

As an incoming 6th grader, your child finally has the opportunity to do what so many successful students have done before them, Be Part of the Band!

We know that for many of you, this will be your first exposure to music education and I wanted to take the time to welcome you to the Sharyland Rattler Band Program!

Music education is more than just playing an instrument, it is immersing your child in a culture of successful students and teachers who care about education. It challenges each child use the creative side of his brain while, at the same time, learning a foreign language…MUSIC.

All of the current data clearly states that students involved in music education academically out perform their non-musical counterparts. But, more importantly, studies are showing that music students are less likely to engage in risky behaviors such as drugs and alcohol.

Every destination starts with a decision to embark on a journey.  Now is the time to start your child in music and Sharyland is the place to do it. We can’t promise that every child will be a musical prodigy, but we can promise they will learn, laugh, and grow along the way.

Should you have any questions about band or your child’s participation, please feel free to contact me using the information listed below.


Neil Nelson
Head Director of Bands, Sharyland High School
(956)580-5300 ext 1245