By Baxter Colburn
One in three students at Gibraltar High School is playing a vital role in keeping a school staple flourishing. Gibraltar’s 2017-2018 enrollment is 194 students and a reported 75 of those students participate in high school band. Charlie Eckhardt, the instrumental music teacher, says playing in the band is a timeless act that many students never forget.
Because of the transcending skill and emotion music has on people, Eckhardt calls it one of the purest forms of being “in the now” we have in today’s society.
With the battle against technology posing as the largest threat to music programs, nation-wide Eckhardt is confident his students will continue to learn valuable skills in music that will last a lifetime.