Even if you’re the kind of student that loves school, it’s safe to assume you don’t find every part of it particularly exciting and rewarding. Some students love the thrill of solving a calculus problem, but others dread that subject. But no matter what you love or loathe about school, there’s one subject you’ll be sure to get a lot out of: music. Joining your band or orchestra is one of the most fun and rewarding activities that school has to offer. Here’s why:
Band and orchestra offers the opportunity to learn music you know and love
Despite what you may have heard, much of the music that’s taught in band and orchestra these days is recognizable and relevant to students. Whether it’s the soundtrack to your favorite video game series or an adaptation of a catchy song, band and orchestra directors know that one of the best ways to teach music is by making what they cover relevant to students. You’ll have an amazing time learning music you already know in your band or orchestra. If you need convincing, check out this concert band arrangement featuring music from Minecraft.
You’ll make instant friends
Whether you’re starting at a new school or are returning to a familiar one, being a part of a community of close friends is super important for your happiness and well-being as a student. It’s practically impossible not to make instant friends when you join your band or orchestra. This is because you’ll end up spending so much time together, and because the experience of creating music together bonds students in a powerful way. In fact, some of the relationships students form in band and orchestra classes end up lasting a lifetime. If you want an easy way to form quick and tight friendships, consider joining your band or orchestra.
You’ll go on exciting trips
If you’re the kind of student that thrives through new experiences and traveling, band and orchestra programs offer loads of great opportunities to take trips around your state, region, and maybe even the entire country. Joining your band or orchestra is the perfect opportunity to see and explore the world far beyond your school, and these trips are ideal for getting closer to your fellow musicians. Pack your bags!
You’ll improve academic performance
Already thinking about college? Music education is proven to help academic performance in non-musical subjects. With students looking for every academic advantage they can find to get accepted by their dream colleges, music education is an easy choice. When students team up with their school’s band or orchestra, their experience is proven to enhance their academic performance in non-musical classes like English and math. But even when it comes to the non-academic things colleges look for in students, learning music is an asset because it makes you more well-rounded and thoughtful as a person. If getting into the right college is on your mind, join your school’s band or orchestra.
It’ll boost your creativity
Ever heard of the alternative band Bon Iver? Long before bandleader Justin Vernon was selling out arenas around the world, he was a member of his high school’s jazz band. The musical chops and knowledge he learned in high school helped him become one of modern music’s most interesting songwriters. Becoming a member of your school’s band or orchestra will challenge your creativity and open you up to an entirely new musical world. If you love music and want to know how it works, learning it in school will give you a musical foundation that you’ll rely on for the rest of your life.
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