Music can take you anywhere, even when you’re stuck in a dark room with 20 people spinning their brains out.
Case in point? This week’s memorable song — Chicago’s “25 or 6 to 4.” Who else played this song in pep band … sitting in freezing football stands or squeezed into bleachers during basketball games.?
Who played clarinet — or pretended to? Who had no desire to move from the third chair section because they shared a music stand with their high school crush during band practice?
Who has a great marching band uniform story? Whose pants were as wide as they were long?
Who went on band trips? Who got stuck in a motel room window while trying to sneak out the back way after curfew?
Who still has their high school instrument? Who gave it away to a school band program so that young students today could get involved with their schools’ music programs?
If you do have an instrument moldering away in your attic, consider giving it to your local school band program. They could use your help and support to keep music in the schools.
Last question — What would our world be like without music?