The value of music… what is it exactly? What does it mean to us?
These questions seem to be tough to answer, right? Well… they’re actually pretty simple! Sure, music is one of the many beauties that we all get to enjoy, but it doesn’t stop there! There is more.
There are benefits to being involved with music and it’s various activities, such as choir, band, or even musical productions that the theater puts on.
Here are the perks of music…
Friends: When getting involved with music’s activities, you get to make new friends… MANY new friends. Sometimes, you even get to make new friends all across your state, especially when involved with band or choir… or even BOTH!
When you’re in band or choir, you usually get the opportunity to participate in solo and ensemble contests, all state functions, festivals, etc. These activities allow you to meet new people either around your area or your state.
I can definitely vouch for this, because I have made many friends around my state and it’s all thanks to being involved with my music 🙂
Family: This benefit is sort of like my “Friends” benefit, except it’s a bit different.
Through music, you get to find your “second family”, whether it’s your choir, your garage band, your fellow marching band members, or even your directors. Music brings us all closer and tightly knit together in general, for it is one of the very few universal “languages” that the entire world knows.
These “second families” are always there for you and won’t let you fight alone. They will always support you and cheer you on.
Brains: Music makes you more intelligent, so that’s definitely a #1 benefit 😉 Click HERE to check out more about how it can actually make you more smart!
Field Trips: Who doesn’t love field trips?! Not only do you get to go places such as solo and ensemble contests, auditions, and festivals, but you also get to take field trips.
Usually, bands, choirs, and musical theater cast and crews go on field trips towards the end of the year or towards the end of the first semester of school.
In the past, my band has taken trips to big cities such as New York and California I believe and my choir has taken an annual field trip to a theme park near our area for the past 2 years. Great fun!!
Connections: This simple perk applies to future music majors. Being super involved with your music and showing determination within what you do can assist you in making tons of connections for recommendations to put with your college applications.
This, too, I can vouch for. I was asked by my band directors to sing for their jazz band this year. In the process of practices and the actual performance, I met a couple super cool friends of the band who happened to be very successful within the music industry. One of them was a professional trumpeter, named Lexie, and the other was a professional saxophonist, named Sam. Sam played for Justin Bieber at one point and both he and Lexie played for Adele! Pretty neat stuff, huh??
I was told that, when the time comes for me to apply to my chosen colleges, I could ask them for recommendation letters!
Trust me when I tell you that it pays to be involved with music as much as you can be 🙂
I hope this article has assisted you in picking out the fantastic perks of being involved with music… maybe even helped you in thinking about joining your local choir, band, or musical theater 🙂
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Thank you for reading!