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Posted: 2/13/2006 11:27:36 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 2/13/2006 11:30:03 PM EDT by bblake00]
Did you have a section of class time in school for music of some sort.

I remember all the way up untill my freshman year in high school I had some sort of class about 3 to 5 times a week where music was part of the lesson plan.

When I hit high school it was an elective course but part of the art requierment needed for graduation.


ETA: Thouse of you with kids. Is it still part of their education or did they cut it to save money?
Link Posted: 2/13/2006 11:28:36 PM EDT
We had music as part of class 2 or 3 times a week up until middle school, then it was all elective.
Link Posted: 2/13/2006 11:38:04 PM EDT
We had a music class we went to a couple times a week in elementary, in Jr. High and High School it was required that you take at least a semester of it in Jr and High school.

Personally, the music class I had were some of the most boring classes I ever took. It wasn't that the stuff they presented were bad (I HATE musicals though), its that they presented it in the most mundane and flat-out brain-mushing method as humanly possible. Art was an assembly line drawing sort of stuff, not too much in the way of "what do you see, and why" and art history.


I find myself getting more into music as I age, especially classical. But I would still hate to try to go through a class.
Link Posted: 2/13/2006 11:39:51 PM EDT
I love Elmer
Link Posted: 2/13/2006 11:47:57 PM EDT
I had sax for eight years.
Link Posted: 2/13/2006 11:54:45 PM EDT
Drummer in wind ensamble till 9th grade. After that was marching band, which wasn't my cup of tea.
Link Posted: 2/13/2006 11:55:10 PM EDT
In my local high school, 2/3 of the student body is invovled in band or orchestra. They have 3 sections of orchestra, and 3 sections of band, plus a pep band and a jazz band. The student's parents must put an additional $1,500 per student per year to help defry the cost of travel expenses and uniforms.
Link Posted: 2/14/2006 12:17:35 AM EDT
I was made 1st trumpet, 1st chair in the first week of my freshmen year of HS and held that position all 4 years. I blew away the seniors, much to their dismay.
Link Posted: 2/14/2006 12:19:49 AM EDT

Originally Posted By Illinigunner21:
I had sax for eight years.



5 years. It wasn't fun in high school.
Link Posted: 2/14/2006 12:19:58 AM EDT

Originally Posted By mattja:
I was made 1st trumpet, 1st chair in the first week of my freshmen year of HS and held that position all 4 years. I blew away the seniors, much to their dismay.



They must have hated you at the old folks home.
Link Posted: 2/14/2006 12:37:12 AM EDT
Glue eater here.

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Link Posted: 2/14/2006 4:53:57 AM EDT
I played flute for 5 years in elementary school. I wasn't very good so I sang in the choir for 4 years in H.S.. (3 of the 5 girls I dated for any length of time in H.S. were in the choir. I love it when a plan comes together.)

Kent
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