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Band and music are an important part of a student’s day

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New Bedford High School band

The New Bedford High School Marching Band is an important outlet for many students looking to be active in their school community. The band is also improving on the performance field as well.

This week, WBSM 1420’s Jim Phillips spoke with Whalers’ Band Director (and UMass Band alumnus) Matt Pacheco, New Bedford Public Schools Director of Fine Arts Lynn Souza, and Drum Major and Senior, Taryn Padilla about some of the band’s recent successes, and why the band and music remains an important part of a student’s day.

“The band has given me so many skills that will help me after high school to be a better leader, and leave a positive impact on New Bedford.”

– Taryn Padilla, drum major

Townsquare Sunday with Jim Phillips can be heard each Sunday at 6 a.m. on WBSM 1420 and WBSM.com. Townsquare Sunday is a weekly public affairs program highlighting non-profits and community organizations in the Greater New Bedford area.