The C.E. Jordan High School Band has been recognized across the state of North Carolina as a program of excellence. From its inception in 1963, led then by Mr. Jesse Holton, its concert and jazz ensembles have regularly received superior ratings at contest and festival ever since. The marching band has received numerous awards, finishing first in its class and receiving grand champion at state competitions. It regularly places students into honor bands across the state, and has an extensive network of proud alumni. For more information on course offerings, see the programs tab above or see our contact page.
Music education is necessary for a well-rounded education. It is innately valuable due to its ability to develop reasoning and cognition, memorization, form important emotional and cultural bonds, and teach discipline. Music students use teamwork and collaboration to create music within the school, community, and larger area. They are consistently engaged in learning, and are encouraged to take responsible risks. Music education develops students’ character by increasing their self-efficacy and leadership potential. All of these traits are essential to developing capable lifelong learners regardless of intended career path, race, gender, or creed.
“Music is a more potent instrument than any other for education.” - Plato