This Canadian author talks about how in junior high school, band helped his development as an adolescent even though he didn’t end up playing music as a profession. He talks about how music is being undervalued by many students, parents and administrators, and how it may be on the verge of extinction. He cites a recent comprehensive meta-study which clearly shows that fine arts education positively influences child development. There are many anecdotes by school kids about how band is helping shape them by letting them be themselves and opening their minds.
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