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The best extracurricular activity at many high schools is band...

Posted by Mr. H on Mar 25, 2010 - 12:05 PM  •  Filed under: news  •  1795 reads

Column: The best extracurricular activity at many high schools is band, particularly marching band
By Julie Mack | Kalamazoo Gazette
March 23, 2010, 7:00AM

A friend and I who have eight children between us who have all gone through high school have a theory about extracurricular activities.

The theory is this: The best extracurricular activity at many high schools is band, particularly marching band.

The reasons have little or nothing to do with music, and everything to do with the unique characteristics of high school band and its ability to promote positive social relationships.

Here’s what makes band unique...