Music Education Now, Benefits for a Lifetime
Music and arts programs are being cut and/or diminished throughout the country. Countless studies show that the benefits of these classes are vast and last a lifetime. What other academic subject or activity engages the whole brain and, in the case of marching band, the whole body? Something must be done.
Marching Beyond Halftime is a documentary feature that will show the importance and significance of a solid music education. From discipline to listening to teamwork, this film will showcase what a great music education can do for a child. Just as importantly, it will focus on how the skills and bonds created in their music education will influence the rest of their lives no matter what path they take.
We plan to share Marching Beyond Halftime with our policy makers—those who control the budgets for arts programs across the country. With your help in producing the film, we will deliver a copy of the film to every single member of the United States Senate and the House of Representatives.