Think about how much better the band gets when you have before/after school sectionals. Now imagine not having to be at a single one of those sectionals, with every sectional self-automating itself by teaching themselves daily during every single one of those 20 hours of weekly rehearsal. Kids staying 100% on task, led by a highly admired senpai (upperclassmen) who has the knowledge and skill of many of our own lesson teachers, that the students obey unquestionably, only focusing on the most important aspects of what needs to be worked on at any given time. THAT'S efficiency! And it's all done without the miracles of private lessons, masterclasses, assistant directors, and band fees...
Culturally impossible here...yes. Though it seems weird to me how people seem to be more bitter or dismissive about this phenomenon rather than fascinated or inspired. I feel like by now someone would've brought up the teen suicide statistics.
: The kids focus on ONE activity. There aren't
: involved in every thing. They pick one
: discipline to master.
: Not always the case, but most of those
: Japanese bands are filled with girls. A lot
: of the boys choose sports like baseball.
: It's a part of the culture. Unlike the try
: everything and quit as soon as it gets hard
: or you lose interest mentality here.