Save Our Kids’ Music (SOKM) is the “PTA” or “Booster Club” for the Pleasant Valley School District (PVSD) Music Department and the PVSD Youth Arts Academy.
SOKM believes that music and arts education is an integral, necessary part of a well-rounded education and of each child’s preparation for life in the 21st century. Music is one of the few subjects that uses both sides of the brain and nurtures a student’s emotional IQ. An abundance of research shows that students who participate in musical endeavors do better on standardized tests, avoid destructive behaviors, are more likely to earn advanced college degrees, and have enhanced earning power throughout their careers. The study of music teaches numerous life skills such as self-discipline, team work and performance techniques that enable music students to be the leaders of tomorrow.