Music Will Live Foreverby Lauren Kemmer on Nov. 24, 2011, under Uncategorized
Hello! This is Music: The Heart and Soul, a brand new blog!
First off, I would like to wish everyone a happy Thanksgiving. And that got me thinking, what are you thankful for? In this rough economy and through all the job cuts, it gets harder and harder to find the silver lining each day. But even in the darkest times, these times prove just how much we can rise above it all and find the light. How are you finding the light? One thing is for sure, music will always be there.
Music is in each and everyone of us. Whether it’s just a song on an iPod or a symphony in a concert hall, music all around us. But it is disappearing in these times, less money is being funded to schools around the nation for the arts programs. This is wrong. This is a nightmare. Imagine, a world without the gift of music! The arts programs are being destroyed. Imagine going through elementary, middle and high school without a music class…no band, no choir, and no orchestra. No theater, no drama clubs, no glee, and forget jazz band. According to an article “Starving America’s Public Schools” it was stated that
This blog was created to spread the word about the importance of music education/the arts programs, the positive effects of having music in our daily lives, and the sheer stellar brilliance of the creation of music. No matter how much money is being taken away from the arts, the impact of music that has already affected others will still be there. Whether it’s a kid in middle school band, a member of a college marching band, a young adult in drum corps, or a band director…music will live forever.
And so I will close with this final statement, Gene Wilder could not have said it better than in the film Willie Wonka and The Chocolate Factory:
“We are the music makers… and we are the dreamers of dreams” -Willie Wonka
If we want to fight for the arts, fight for music, and fight for the gifts that music has to offer, we must stand up for it. This blog is just the start.
I am thankful for music and all of the opportunities that it has given me…but that’s a post for another day
Thank you! Have a safe and wonderful Thanksgiving.
~*Music: The Heart and Soul*~