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Joining Marching Band

Joining Marching Band

Chris Hunt

By Christopher Hunt

Have you ever wanted a talent that you can keep for the rest of your life? Why don’t you try picking up an instrument? Becoming a band geek is one of those things you don’t think about, but learning an instrument can give you a sense of accomplishment. Mastering an instrument is a very long and painful task, but it pays off in the long run. 
 
Learning an instrument can be a good way to make some extra money. You can eventually start doing gigs with friends or colleagues. The better you are, the more you can get paid in the future. I am in the band and I believe that band has impacted my life for the better. I don't know where I would be right now if I wasn't in the band. The band really puts me in a good mood. It's a fun talent that you can bond with. So many adults wish that they played an instrument while they were in school.
 
Both of my parents wish they would have been a part of the band. Scientists have proven that kids tend to get better grades and graduate. I can agree with this. Before I moved to Fairport I used to be a D average student. Now I'm in the band and some how I feel encouraged to get good grades, and so far I have. Learning an instrument can benefit your ability to remember things.
 
You would have to remember scales, songs, fingerings and if you decide to do marching band you will need to know how to do all of those things at the same time and stay in step. You need to have a good self-esteem. You have to be patient with yourself. No one has ever just picked up an instrument and knew exactly what they were doing. Everything takes time and you have to practice if you want to be a better musician.
 
Students have no idea on what awaits them once he or she graduates. This is why you want to engage them in music. People in band tend to get better grades. It will supply you with important life skills as well as brain stimulation. It also can decrease stress. You can improve your social life by connecting with others with your same interest and create social bonds. It is a great way to improve your life and almost guarantee success!
Chris Hunt, First Trumpet Player