Band is Fun! Students have the opportunity to perform for their friends and family at concerts as well as travel to events that enrich their overall experience. Band challenges the Brain! The performance of and creation of music enhances higher level brain functions needed for comprehensive thinking. Band is Athletic! Students must train the muscles in the body that are specific to instrument performance. Band is Life Changing! The self-discipline and dedication it takes to learn an instrument teaches students’ life lessons that they will carry into adult life. Band is Rewarding! Building self-confidence and self-esteem give that warm and fuzzy feeling that makes creating music a lifelong enjoyment.