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The Keeper of the Tradition for 27 Years: Dick Zentner of Norwin High School

As the marching band season draws to a close, it’s often heralded by band parents with a measure of relief, or perhaps in tears, but always with pride. One season is tough enough. Four years, and you’re considered an old pro. Imagine staying on for 27 years. That’s what Dick Zentner of North Huntingdon, Pennsylvania, … Continue reading The Keeper of the Tradition for 27 Years: Dick Zentner of Norwin High School

What Everybody Ought to Know About Band

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Band isn’t something you roll out of bed and decide might be fun to do that day. It’s something that a young person commits to, on a daily basis, often giving up lots of other fun things they could be doing, because they are part of something bigger than themselves: they are part of the band.

People need to really know and understand about BAND.

18 Lessons Marching Band Teaches Our Kids: A Parent’s Perspective

Today’s guest blogger is Penny Ray.

Music programs give our students practice and experience in skills that reach far beyond musical notes and instruments. The kids don’t realize that they are getting experience in so many non-musical life-skills that will have positive impacts as they become adults.