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Why you want your teen be in a band

We're going to let you in on a little secret. Being in a rock or pop band is hard work. Sure it looks like a ton of fun (because it is), but it’s also a way to instill some deep and important skills your teen needs to become an awesome adult.


Being part of the Young Band Nation program allows teens to connect with others who share their interests and values, which can create a strong social network that discourages other negative social behaviors. This is especially valuable during those critical summer months when teens are left without their school social networks.


“Luke's very shy and didn't have a whole lot of social interaction as far as sports and other things like that,” said David Benton. “[Young Band Nation] was a great opportunity for him to connect with other kids who had the same kind of goals and musical enjoyment as he did. And be able to create some great music.”



But wait, there’s more…


Teamwork and collaboration skills

Each member of the band has to work together to create music that sounds good. They also have to cooperate while performing, so that they look and sound like a cohesive unit. This type of cooperation can carry over into other areas of life, such as school or work.


Develop discipline

Being in a band requires discipline. That's because the success of the band depends on regular practice in order to improve their musical skills. You have to practice regularly, learn your parts and show up for gigs on time. This is why the Young Band Nation program is so unique. Teens who participate are going beyond musical skills to get first hand experience to develop good habits that will carry over into the rest of their lives.


Boosts self confidence

Playing in a band can be incredibly rewarding for teens, as it can boost their self-confidence and give them a sense of accomplishment. Band members often develop strong friendships with one another, which can also contribute to better self-esteem. Through rehearsing and performing together, they learn how to work cooperatively towards a common goal. This experience can help young people navigate other challenges in life more confidently.


Outlet for emotions

For many teens, music is a great outlet for emotions. It can help them express themselves creatively and give voice to their feelings in a way that is both meaningful and powerful. In addition, listening to music can be a form of self-care, providing an enjoyable escape from the stresses of everyday life. By creating or listening to music, teens can connect with others who share their interests and build community around shared passions.


Relieves stress

There is evidence to suggest that music can help relieve stress in teens. A study published in the journal Psychology of Music found that when adolescents listened to upbeat instrumental music, their anxiety levels decreased and they felt more positive emotions. The researchers suggested that listening to music may be an effective way for teenagers to manage stress and improve their moods.


The only question left to ask is, what are you waiting for! Join the Young Band Nation today to unlock all the benefits music has to offer!





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