Studies are confirming every day the importance of the Arts. One current study found that students who participate in the Arts for four or more years scored, on average, 42 points higher on the Math portion of the S.A.T. and 62 points higher on the Verbal portion. That is a total of 104 total points higher than those without Arts training.
The Castle Band program serves over 200 students, performing before thousands of spectators annually. The concert band program has been equally successful in concert band competitions, finishing in the top sixteen most years. In 2001, Castle was one of only three schools to finish in the top five in both Marching and Concert band in the same year.