These structured activities may help students avoid becoming involved in violent situations, gang activity, drug or alcohol abuse, and teen pregnancy. Also, students involved in music programs are less likely to skip school. Positive activities such as marching band often require students to maintain a minimum grade point average in order to participate. Most high schools require a student to attend their classes during the school day in order to attend extracurricular practices and performances.
In conclusion, music can have many positive effects on students. Music may help a student be more academically successful by teaching them to strive for excellence in every aspect of life. Writing music or song lyrics allows for creativity and originality and helps a person appreciate and better understand the world we live in. Students who participate in an extracurricular activity, such as marching band, are more likely to stay away from violent and distasteful activities. Also, parents are more aware of what their child is doing while they are away. Every student should have the chance to be involved in some kind of musical activity weather it is chorus or band. "They can't kill the music. God knows they've tried. But music always wins. As long as there's kids coming up that have the passion. All the bean counters in the world can't kill that. You know? You just can't. They can try, of course, to feed you the most puerile, benign horse