On Monday of this past week, the whole family headed to Lincoln High to watch the 26th Annual Lincoln High School Jazz Festival. All the Harrison County middle school and high school jazz bands were there, and it was great to hear the kids carrying on the tradition.
I guess I’m starting to feel old. After quickly doing the math, it appears that I took part in the 8th and 9th annual festivals, so that really seems like a long time ago when you put it that way…
The kids were great. And by the way, March is ‘Music In Our Schools’ month. As anybody who ever performed in a high school band can tell you, our marching band, concert band, and jazz band performances were a huge part of our high school experience. I can’t imagine going through school without the music classes. And I think that unless you go through it, you probably don’t understand it. You learn so much about so many different things, like math, art, cooperation, teamwork, healthy competition, and more. If it any point music is removed from our schools, then my kids will be removed from their schools. It means that much.
And here is a video that shows how we did it old-school: