Of course while I was making my posts on Japanese school girls and J-pop I was aware that actually 2 things. The first is that Japanese people actually make music much more that western people, and that the reality is that in talking about Japanese school girls and music in real life (as distinct from J-pop) then really the brass band is where it is all happening for girls these days.
After school clubs are a major part of Japanese school life. This where kids learn the life skills, team work and develop hobbies , play sports and have fun, free from the rigours of cram school and school work. Many western people think that school clubs are somehow like a penance that kids are forced to participate in, but actually they are voluntary and run by the kids with a teacher appointed as a supervisor.
Did you know the most popular after school club for Japanese school girls is the brass band ? ? ? And a really high level of achievement is reached in many schools.
I just wanted to show you this video of the Ohzu-Minami Junior High School Brass Band. In junior High the kids are between 11 and 14 years old so these kids are really quite young.
I think you can see the level of accomplishment and the fun they are having ! ! !
I hope you like it – even though Brass Bands are not so common on The Spill ! ! !
Ohzu-Minami Junior High School Brass Band – Deep Purple Melody
Kawaii ! ! ! !