Top 10 Ways Band Prepares Me For Life
#10 – Time Management – Nothing forces you to use your time wisely like a director saying “you have 5 minutes to memorize these measures.”
#9 – Punctuality – “Band Time” teaches you if you’re early you’re on-time, if you’re on-time you’re late.
#8 – Listening Skills – This skill is heightened at a football stadium full of noisy spectators and the director just made an important announcement.
#7 – Money Management – Because you can’t always afford to buy that tuba mute you’ve always wanted!
#6 – Flexibility – You might play the section presto today and tomorrow the tempo is changed to largo.
#5 – Be loud and proud – Band class is the ONE class I am encouraged, even expected, to be LOUD!
#4 – The early bird gets the worm – Starting band practice at 6:45am helps you get a lot of worms!
#3 – Practice, Practice, Practice – Awards are earned at practice every morning. You simply pick them up at contests.
#2 – Keep the big picture in mind – As we work on a marching show, each movement fits together like a puzzle piece to create a beautiful piece of art.
#1 – Love what you do! – When you spend time doing something you enjoy, it seldom seems like work!
9th grade tuba player