NORTH LAS VEGAS, Nev. - The band is back. After years without a full music program, Legacy High School has its marching band back along with a new director.
“There's just so much enthusiasm, and that's what's so cool about this program," said the band's director Dr. Curtis J. Melton.
What the band may lack in money, it makes up for with dedicated student musicians who gain countless benefits from joining.
"There's a big camaraderie thing to it, a big family thing to it, and, plus, there's a lot of research about music raising test scores," Dr. Melton said.
The students agree.
"Having the full band program restored really just brought a lot of happiness to a lot of people at this school," said student trumpet player Colby Prather.
"It's really helping students get more involved and be more passionate about it and advance – not only as musicians, but as performers," said student drum major Faith Trujillo.