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A Winning Combination: School Band and Children

It seems like just yesterday that school was out for the summer. Can you believe in just a short time school will once again be in session? Where did the summer go?

Do you remember your first day of middle school? Of high school? Do you remember what was going through your mind? You probably woke up early before the alarm, or before your mom called you to make sure you were not late on the first day. Your clothes were picked out weeks before day 1 of school. You had your books and school supplies ready. And you had a reminder note … remember to take your band instrument.

You arrive at school and you are fully equipped. You are ready for the adventure. You find it a challenge maneuvering around the chaotic hallways, stopping frequently to talk with your friends and hoping you can find your classrooms before the bell.

Throughout the years, children have struggled to fit in on the first day of middle or high school. They find it exciting, yet are fearful of the unknown, especially if they just moved to the area and do not have established friends. Band provides them with a “home base” and offers a social structure, a self-esteem boost, a way to learn about working with others and how to just have a good time.

In band, children will meet other students that they would not normally interact and work together as a team for a common goal. Every child in band is important! What each child does affects the entire group. It is a team effort, much like athletics and other group activities. Your child does not need to have musical experience to be in the band.

So…as the squeaks and squawks begin in the band room, it’s not about playing perfect music. It is all about learning skills that will last a lifetime. The skills they will learn are what future employers are looking for … self-confidence, attention to detail, working in a team environment and how to get things done.

As your children find their way through the school maze, encourage them to get involved in band…it’s not too late. School band and children – what a unique combination – bringing children, memories and a fine arts education together. Let the music begin!

Musicians Discount Center in Miami help you find the guitar that suits you and fits your budget, too. They are the one stop music shop that has been sharing their expertise with others for many years. They offer new and used instruments, instrument rentals, rent to own programs and music lessons. Stop in and let the sounds of music begin in your house today. Contact Musicians Discount Center at 305-255-9466 or visit them online at www.musiciansdiscountcenter.net.

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