Performing arts in the public school system is a dying
subject. Each year, less funding is budgeted from the school
board for music programs across the state, making it increasingly more difficult to provide quality education students deserve. The creative minds of our youth are losing the opportunity to develop their natural talents due to lack of support from the institution.
Thus, it is crucial to supply a program that develops not only the musical abilities of students, but also fosters teamwork, responsibility, and accountability. Just as a tennis, soccer, or football player can join an independent team outside of the classrooms, marching musicians should have the opportunity as well.