The Importance of Music
Most adults who were in band in high school do not play their instrument as an adult so why is band important?
There is much more than music taught in the band hall. Discipline and dedication are taught and learned. Long rehearsals, marching in wool suits in 100* temperatures as well as 28* temperatures would make most people quit, but the band hall is filled with kids that have the discipline and dedication to persevere.
Marching and playing an instrument trigger parts of the brain that give so many neurological benefits it is amazing. Watch these teenagers play one tempo while marching another tempo and you too will be amazed.
Time Management is learned earlier rather than late in life. A golfer motto might be "Never be late for a tee time" but a band student motto is "15 minutes early is 5 minutes late".
The list goes on and on why band is important. The Longview Independent School District has one of the best music programs in the state of Texas.