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High School Marching Band: Great Opportunities, Builds Friendships and Confidence
Playing A Musical Instrument and Education
The question is: Should you let your child play a musical instrument or be in the marching band? Hell yes and don't stop them. Let me first say, that years ago when I was in school, if you played an instrument or sang in the choir, you were the dork and not popular.
How Does Playing An Instrument Affect Your Child
What happens after my child joins the marching band? You will see a change in your child after about a month in most children. They will have new friends and feel like they are somebody important for once. After all, growing up is not easy and trying to fit in is another story. Each child has a certain responsibility in each "section" of the band. If they play the trumpet, then they might be a section leader of the trumpets, and so on. It does teach them to be responsible, how to interact with others, and respect authority from the director. It's an amazing experience for them. Don't deprive them of learning. I'll be honest, as a mother, I wondered what possibly could band teach him and that's a waste of a class, when he needs to take something that will educate him for his future. Let me tell you, I will never think that again.
Marching Band Competitons
Marching Band And Socialization
This is another reason why you need to let your kids play an instrument and get involved in band. The socialization is like no other. They go on trips, meet other people, learn to respect authority and so on. Of course hardly any kid treats the parent like they do others, but this is even a deeper respect for others they learn.
Thank goodness for Band fundraisers or we would have been sunk. The band trips they take are unbelievable and unforgettable. I know this isn't for all schools, but for most, there is always some sort of a trip somewhere, even if it's local. My son actually got to play in the Bowl Parade in California. They went to Disneyland and all kinds of fun places too. They played at the Kentucky Derby in the Pegasus parade, play for other schools in band competitions, I can go on and on and on. The picture to the right is the one of Dollywood. The band trips give them a chance to mingle with their peers and enjoy playing in the band, as the benefits always outweigh the time and effort they put in when they march or go to band competitions.
Sexy Saxophone-- Most Popular of the Band
Many High Scool Kids Join Band
Well, that was one thing I thought about too when he first got involved. I wondered how many kids actually joined the band. When I found out almost 1/3 of the school was in his band class, yes, 1/3. About 160 kids are in his band. Football players play their games and at half time, hurry up and grab their instruments, play at half time, and run back on the field to finish the football game. It's not the way it was years ago where you were an outcast. Now, you are almost an outcast if you don't play in the band.
If your son/daughter wants to play an instrument in school, by golly let 'em. It is a wonderful experience for them. After all, we listen to music everyday. Everywhere you go there is music. In the elevators, in the dr.s office, in the car, etc. Music is a part of our lives and someday your child will thank you for letting them play the instrument or join band or even choir.
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Band camp was an experience for me, as well as for him. It was the first time my kid was actually away from me for a week and I was worried sick. He was a freshman in high school, and yes he was growing up,.
I won't go into all the detail of band camp, but all I know is every year, all the kids couldn't wait to go. They couldn't wait to go to sweat in the middle of August, go non-stop for hours and hours on end, be stung by every thing that flew and had a stinger, and most of them got sick from the heat; but when is the next band camp? They couldn't wait til next year. Also, the saying "what happens in band camp, stays in band camp" still holds true.