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And Band!! all that energy just to entertain at football games and parades,
halfway learning tacky marchable arrangements and instruments the vast
majority will never use after graduation. But, all those kids at home in the
evenings trying to teach themselves guitar, or spending hours and hours on
private piano and violin lessons. I wish there were classes in, say, Blues,
or in Baroque, and the development of small ensembles that might stay
together for years and years in small towns. Too much work? no, there's just
no way to use that at halftime. I can't believe I wasted that much time,
after having studied another instrument continually since the age of 4,
learning something else I could MARCH with just so I could participate! The
summer of my junior year it really dawned on me what was going on, and I
quit. First chair on clarinet AND saxophone, and I just quit. No regrets.
Took art instead.
touched a big ol' nerve there, Bob!