I teach music at a kindergarten through eight grade public school in a large city, where music is celebrated and loved by all students. All 1,400 students at my school participate in the general music curriculum, and many participate in extra-curricular music programs as well. These extra-curricular programs center around instrumental music, and are well-known throughout our city. My students have performed at multiple parades, stores within our city, and for many government elected officials, as well as our community concerts.
My music students are leaders, creative thinkers, problem solvers, and teammates who are eager to showcase their musical abilities with the world.
Despite many struggles that my students have had to overcome, we have established a family within our classroom. Music brings us together, and inspires my students to share their talents and hard work with the world.
Having a tuba for our band program will greatly enhance the sound of our ensemble. The tuba has a low, booming sound....a sound that is lacking in our ensemble due to the instrumentation that we currently own. Having a tuba would aid me in teaching my band students about balance, blend, and most importantly, listening to each other as they are rehearsing and performing. They are all important elements of musicianship that my students could take with them throughout their lives.
The tuba is essential for any quality band program.
It is the instrument that students listen to as they tune chords, it most often plays the bass notes of the harmonies, and it can provide a driving rhythmic force to any piece performed by a concert band. Having balanced treble and bass sections throughout the ensemble will only help these young musicians grow. The tuba is an essential instrument for our developing band program.
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