One of my favorite business publications, "Inc. Magazine", recently published an interesting article that ought to be forwarded to band directors and school administrators everywhere.
This article underscores the importance of musical training, and the many ways it helps brain health both from a physiological and psychological standpoint.
It's unfortunate that band directors and music educators are forced to constantly defend their field as "important", but the arts-area curriculum areas are constantly under attack.
Among the most primary goals of any good band director will be to create a sense of ownership, pride, and accountability in their students. Read more about how FansRaise provides a vehicle for this outcome here.