Yesterday I went to listen to my daughter Hnnahs school band. They did a great job! They really did. They performed a Madonna song, Like a prayer, a song made famous by Jamaraqui and a jazz number. They really did do a great job!

 

I know the video clip is a short one but I am not the best camera man. The Band and chorus teachers let all of us parents know that March is Music in our Schools month and that this month was time to celebrate and highlight music in our schools.

Music is everywhere all the time and can be overlooked and seemed as unimportant but the exact opposite is true. Music is so important! There was a dstyopian style sci-fi show I used to watch and love called “The Fringe”. In the show our protagonists travel through space and time and there is a time in the future when the human race has evolved beyond the need or understanding of music. This evolved human is cold calculated and not human at all.

One of the heroes lets the evolved antagonists know that they are not truly evolved because they cannot enjoy music.  My mom used to tell me that music tames the wild beasts and soothes the soul. She is right it does all that and more.

Music in our schools is just as important as math, science and literature. A life without music…. Can that be a life?  This link will open a blog post done by a professional musician outlining how even the deaf can enjoy music.

I am a strong supporter of music in our schools and homes. Some of my most favorite memories are that of my dad teaching me his favorite song, “American Pie” by Don Mclean. One of my favorite songs too. Read and sing to your loved ones.

“Where words leave off, music begins.”
― Heinrich Heine

“Ah, music,” he said, wiping his eyes. “A magic beyond all we do here!”
― J.K. RowlingHarry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone

“Music touches us emotionally, where words alone can’t.”
― Johnny Depp

“Music is the universal language of mankind.”
― Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

Today is Friday enjoy the weekend and the music

peace

john3c

http://www.musicforall.org/blog/advocacy-in-action/march-music-in-our-schools-month

 

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