Do your children play in the band in school?

United States
April 24, 2007 11:33pm CST
This year is the first year my son signed up for band. He is playing the clarinet and I was surprised at how quick he picked up on it and how much he has learned. His first concert was this evening and the kids all did really well. I am amazed at all the different instruments they have and the beautiful music they can produce. I hope that he continues, but he seems to be getting bored with it. Did this happen with your children?
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@KupoSin (680)
• United States
26 Apr 07
i played in my middle school band for 3years. once i got into highschool i stopped. i didnt like having to march so i decided to quit. my classmates that knew me from middle school band still pressures me to join band again, maybe another year, but right now i dont want to. i also played the clarinet. as long as you practice, anyone can get good. i was at a pretty good level compared to someothers. right now, i want to learn how to play the piano. im trying to get my friend who played it for 8ish years teach me. music is a fun hobby and i enjoy listening to it
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• United States
2 May 07
I love to hear people play the piano. Good luck on learning to play the piano.
@cynddvs (2950)
• United States
26 Apr 07
My little sister is in band right now playing the flute. She is in the 7th grade. She got bored with it last year but decided to give it another shot this year. She seems to be doing a lot better with it. Don't force him to stay in band if he doesn't want to because then he won't really enjoy it. But still encourage him. I'm a huge fan of keeping the arts in schools. I hope that when my daughter is old enough she will decide to be in band. Although I have a long time for that lol. Me and my fiance both were in band. I was in band from the 6th grade until I graduated from high school. My fiance went on to be in the Pride of the Southland Band at the University of Tennessee. Music just runs in both of our families and we hope it continues with our daughter.
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• United States
2 May 07
That is really neat and I hope that it does carry to your daughter. I know I try to encourage him and not be too pushy about it. I hope that he does continue, but it won't break my heart if he doesn't.
@crazynurse (7489)
• United States
25 Apr 07
My two youngest have been involved with band since the sixth grade! They have been in numerous honors bands during their high school years. My daughter's main instrument is trumpet but she has also played french horn, marching french horn, mallets and keyboard! My son plays the tenor sax. Band is a great activity for students. Music and math go hand-in-hand according to research. As village pointed out, music is a great stress relief as well! I do hope your son sticks it out!
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• United States
25 Apr 07
I do, too. I think that he will really be good at playing instruments, where I was not. He is going to start taking guitar lessons this summer, from his uncle. He is really excited about that!
@villageanne (8554)
• United States
25 Apr 07
If he has a good music instructor, he will learn fast. Both of our girls played in the band in Jr high and in high school. The loved it. My youngest was a puffer when she began. The music instructor said he had never had one before and was not sure he oculd teach her to play her trumpet but he did teach here and she became one of his best accomplishments. Music is a great activity to be involved in as it seems to reduce stress. I hope you son enjoys it.
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• United States
25 Apr 07
Me too! I really like the music instructor that he has. He has even worked one on one with some of the kids that need help after school. I would love to see my son play in the homecoming parade, but who knows what will happen!