on april 18th the Fulton County school board, here in Georgia, will vote on whether or not to do away with music programs in 52 of their schools. i wish i knew what they were planning on putting in place of this vital piece to child growth. fo those that werent very athletic, not yours truly mind you, band and orchestra was a safe have for those to seek refuge and find a common bond with other kids. i was in band, but unfortunately my band teachers breath stank so bad i just had to quit. there is still no question that participating in band helped shaped the person i would grow up to be.