Save the music
I am a fairly new patron living in De Soto USD 232. I would like to thank the board of education for its decision to retain fifth-grade band as a part of the school day.
I am a retired band instructor, having taught 36 years in Kansas -- 32 of which were in the Shawnee Mission school district.
Studies have shown that students enrolled in instrumental music score higher on tests than students not enrolled in instrumental music.
Music will give these students a lifetime of enjoyment.
Thanks again to the De Soto Board members for supporting instrumental music.