While the parents are going nuts in the stands, the band members on the field remain perfectly still in situations where we all know they wanted to dance and scream. Music programs give our students practice and experience in skills that reach far beyond musical notes and instruments.
Her interests include the things that her kids do: marching band, theater, baseball, baseball, baseball, figure skating, special needs cheerleading.
She writes about autism and special needs at Homeschooling, Autism, & "Stuff" and at Homeschool Mosaics.
I was as proud of them for their collective resiliency as I was by the fact that we made finals that day.
Flexibility combined with creative problem solving. Our band staff embraces feedback from judges' commentaries.
She is an accidental homeschooler of two children at the moment, with the other in public school.
A United States Southerner by birth, she spent more than 20 years away from her beloved South before returning to it recently.
For many single parents, holidays can be daunting – and anyone who’s sat alone on holiday, surrounded by traditional married families whilst the children played will implicitly understand why. Our single parent holidays focus on fun and friendship alongside great destinations.
All of our holidays for single parents are in group settings, with ready made friends for the children but also like-minded company for the adults too.
Students represent both school and community when at a performance or competition. Applauding another band takes nothing away from our own band. The fine arts camp my daughter attended during two summer vacations names cabins after composers. Marching backwards, marching sideways while facing straight ahead without checking your neighbors' locations requires you have a good sense of where you are in space and helps students experience and grow in this area. When you're marching backwards, or sideways, you must trust that your bandmates are doing what they're supposed to do so that you don't crash into them on a trek across the football field during your precision marching. In his book , Malcolm Gladwell tells us that 10,000 hours of practice at anything = success.
Our band is expected to be respectful in all situations, from rehearsals to football games to competitions. Imagine our delight to make the connection that she stayed in the cabin named for Bizet and last year played a melody from with the marching band. During marching season, marching band students get many more hours of playing music than most non-marching students.
Seeing your scores improve throughout the season or from year to year is rewarding. Resilience is a hot topic in psychology today, and being able to bounce back after a mistake or setback is an important skill throughout life, a skill that develops by being practiced and experienced, and (fortunately or unfortunately), there are lots of opportunities to practice in marching band.