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6th grade band, chorus registration ends May 24
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6th grade band, chorus registration ends May 24

NEWTON COUNTY, Ga. -- Rising sixth grade students who are interested in joining band or chorus in middle school must register no later than Saturday, May 24.

Band and chorus are exploratory courses at all of Newton County's middle schools. Christine Kraemer, band director at Cousins Middle School in Covington, said music education increases brain development and improves students' overall academic performance, which is why children are encouraged to sign up for such classes.

Kraemer said students do not need to be able to read music to participate. New band and chorus members explore various instruments and voice parts, respectively, until they find the perfect fit.

To sign up a child for band or chorus, download the registration form (found at newtoncountyschools.org), complete it and turn it in to the middle school the student will attend in the fall.

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