I’m in the Band
“The Power of Moments” is a recent book by Chip and Dan Heath. In the book they talk about the impact certain moments can have in our life and to consider elevating moments that can sometimes go unnoticed. As I considered this I thought about the moment a student selects the instrument they will study in band (or orchestra). Granted, some students change instruments, however, for many this decision sets in motion a journey that will change lives forever. My idea was to elevate and capture this moment during our annual “instrument selection night” in our district. I had a banner created that stated “I’m In The Band” and displayed it at the event. Immediately after the student selected their instrument we had them stand by the banner holding the instrument. We (and their parents) captured this precious moment as the student stood proudly with their new instrument.
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