Whese 4-Rs Are The Most Important Of All!I had amazing jr. high and high school band experiences growing up in a small farming community in southwest
As schools have pushed for excellence measured by testing results for the 4-Rs we have consistently heard from business owners and employers that the four basics outlined above are far more important to them. What good is it to have well educated individuals in the workplace if they don’t arrive on time and have poor attitudes? Certainly, the discipline, focus and dedication required in learning to play a musical instrument and perform flawlessly as part of a large ensemble requires these basic skill sets which are needed more than ever in a society which has become dangerously permeated with an instant gratification and entitlement outlook. More than ever, we need music in our schools for every child to help teach them these basic fundamentals of human functioning. Our society may well depend on it.
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