I'm hoping my daughter will want to be in the band. She's about reached the end of her third grade year, and here where we live, students have the option of choosing to be in the band and picking out an instrument at the end of fourth grade. At this time, she says she doesn't plan on being in the band, but I have a feeling she may change her mind once they bust out those instruments. :)
She says she'd rather be a cheerleader, which her dad and I totally support. Any school activity she'd like to participate in, we're all for it. If she chooses not to be in band, I'll be a bit sad, but I've never made her join in any school activities that she did not want to be a part of. I won't force her to be in band either, obviously. :) Besides, I always wanted to be a cheerleader when I was in junior high and high school, but I never had the guts to try out. I'd be ecstatic to see my outgoing daughter try out for something she really wants to do!
If she does end up wanting to be in band, I'm really curious as to what instrument she'll want to play. I'm not even going to say anything about any instrument because I want to make sure the decision is totally hers. :) I have a feeling she won't want to play the cornet--she'll want to play something different from me. I'd be excited no matter what she wants to play! Her dad may pass out from sticker shock like my dad did, but it isn't like they make you pay the entire amount all at once. I'll have to remind him of that once I revive him with some cold water!