It has been an ongoing struggle to find new children that get interested to play with a local band. This is something most of our clubs are constantly complaining about. What if, we are doing it wrong, or too old-fashioned?
As I understand other entities are blooming with children and it is not just football or sports but also in the music scene. Let’s take Johann Strauss School of Music as an example. Lately, parents are waiting till midnight to be able to have their children enrolled with it.
What changed? What is making it difficult for us? Have we changed our priorities? Dis we just jammed in a period of time and we are reluctant to upgrade?
In a survey presented to Ghaqda Kazini tal-Banda last year, only 5 % acknowledge that one of the roles of the band clubs is to teach music when this should be one of the most if not the most important objective of band clubs.
We are 80 band clubs in Malta and Gozo. Isn’t it time to start the start getting our aims right and do our objectives? Teach music to our communities!