The people who participate in a High School Choir Contest testify to the power of the arts.
I recently had the chance to attend a high school choir contest. I sat in an auditorium while choirs from around the state filed in and out, each performing three pieces for a panel of judges. The effect was to pull back the curtain and get an appreciation of the work, the stress, the nervousness, the preparation, and the overall effort from countless people for something like this to happen. (more)