Drum and Lyre Band


My son will be joining the Drum and Lyre Band again this school year. It’s one of the many school activities that will keep him busy. I bought the bell lyre for P1,100.00 ($27) and comes with a free case. It’s original price was P1,500.00 or $37. I checked online and the price is a bit higher. But if you are looking for other musical gadget like a reverb or effects processor you can save on lexicon mx200 at guitar center. In Quiapo, Manila, one can get the same quality of lyre at much lower price. My son said the bell lyre is easy to play. It’s the first real musical instrument we have at home.

1 thought on “Drum and Lyre Band

  1. Reuben Beltran

    One of my friends asked “Why do you pay so much money for your kids to do color guard and percussion?” Well I have a confession to make, I don’t pay for my kids’ color guard and percussion. Personally, I couldn’t care less about color guard and percussion.

    So, if I am not paying for color guard and percussion, what am I paying for?

    – I pay for those moments when my kids become so tired they want to quit but don’t.

    – I pay for those days when my kids come home from school and are “too tired” to go their practice but go anyway.

    – I pay for my kids to learn to be disciplined.

    – I pay for my kids to learn to take care of their body.

    – I pay for my kids to learn to work with others and to be good team mates.

    – I pay for my kids to learn to deal with disappointment, when they don’t get that score they’d hoped for, but still have to work hard in the grading.

    – I pay for my kids to learn to make and accomplish goals.

    – I pay for my kids to learn that it takes hours and hours and hours and hours of hard work and practice to create a champion, and that success does not happen overnight.

    – I pay for the opportunity my kids have and will have to make life-long friendships.

    – I pay so that my kids can be in the gymnasium instead of in front of a screen…

    …I could go on but, to be short, I don’t pay for color guard and percussion, I pay for the opportunities that color guard and percussion provide my kids with to develop attributes that will serve them well throughout their lives and give them the opportunity to bless the lives of others. From what I have seen so far I think it is a great investment!


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