The Perks of Music: Band, Choir, and the Whole Shebang

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 🙂

Please share with friends and family.

If you have any questions or thoughts on the matter, leave a comment!

Thank you for reading!





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One thought on “The Perks of Music: Band, Choir, and the Whole Shebang

  1. Alan

    June 4, 2017 at 6:04am

    I remember these. I was the president of the chorus as a senior in high school. We went on a trip to William and Mary College to compete. It was such a fantastic time. We won the competition as a choir and I won first place solo. The award ceremony was at Busch Gardens where we also had a great time. It’s one of my favorite memories. Music makes room for life to intrude into the bleakness of everything else. I have been listening to binaural tones lately, a “form” of music, and meditation music. Do you have a post in the future for this?

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      June 4, 2017 at 6:15am

      Hi Alan! That is absolutely phenomenal that your choir could win and that you won first place with your solo! My choir is still growing up to that, but it is in my hopes that our near future could be lit up with accomplishments such as that. It is true that music does fill the boring parts of life. I’m not quite sure what the world would do without it!! I have heard of those… that gives me an idea. So… it is indeed quite the possibility that I will have a post relating to something in that spectrum in the near future 🙂 Thank you so much for checking out my new post and commenting! It is very much appreciated!!

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  2. Mark Rutherford

    June 4, 2017 at 11:26pm

    I will absolutely share this “shebang!”with my son and his daughter. Madi has been in band the last few years. What a great bunch of kids. It is a great opportunity for our young folks.
    Thanks so much for your insight. You obviously are engaged as well.


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      June 4, 2017 at 11:53pm

      I’m so glad that you enjoyed my article!! She has definitely made a great choice in being a part of the band. It’s a FANTASTIC opportunity that I hope most students will not hesitate to take 🙂 Thank you so very much for taking the time to read my work! I truly appreciate it. Hope you can come back and visit us here at Mastering the Music again soon!!

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  3. Shirley

    June 5, 2017 at 12:40am

    You know what, I’ve always been aware that music is beneficial to us all, but I never thought of the social benefits that you’ve highlighted here. Now that I think about it though, it’s true. Some of my best friends came to me through music and they’re the kind of friends that will always be with me. Thanks for the lovely reminder, I’m off to make some noise and hug my friends now 🙂

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      June 5, 2017 at 12:49am

      Hi Shirley! That’s fantastic that you enjoyed reading my article! I’m glad 🙂 Music definitely has many perks to it. It’s quite exciting. Thank you very much for checking out my piece! I hope you are able to come back and visit us again soon!!

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  4. Rey

    June 6, 2017 at 1:14am

    Great post! Another perk of music Ive found is how relaxing it can be. On some days just strumming the guitar helps me to clear my mind from the thoughts of the day.

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      June 6, 2017 at 1:49am

      Hi Rey! It can definitely be relaxing! That’s awesome that you play guitar by the way! A lot of my buddies like to play around with their ukuleles while chilling out in the choir room and such. Thank you very much for stopping by and I hope you can come back and visit us again real soon 🙂

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