At the Great Parade on Lag Baomer, Darchai Menachem made sure that as many of their students as possible could participate in the drumming band, welcoming boys from fourth grade all the way through Mesivta
At the Great Parade on Lag Baomer, Darchai Menachem made sure that as many of their students as possible could participate in the drumming band, welcoming boys from fourth grade all the way through Mesivta. Allowing younger students to participate in the band helped build their confidence and can instill a strong sense of self-worth and belonging to the young Talmidim.
In keeping with the theme of the day, the inclusive marching band encouraged teamwork and unity on Lag Baomer. Students of all ages learn to listen to each other, cooperate, and work together to create beautiful harmonies. And when they succeeded, a sense of accomplishment and pride was felt by all.
At the heart of the decision to expand the band is the belief that every student has the potential to shine in their own way. The school is committed to helping each child find their strengths and opportunities for growth. The school takes this obligation very seriously, as it is its mission to provide a nurturing and supportive environment for every student.
“We are not seeking perfection in our band or anything else for that matter. Our goal is for each student to grow, shine, and be the best they can be,” says Rabbi Dovid Marozov. “By including younger students, we are giving them the opportunity to learn, grow, and shine in a warm and loving environment.”
This is just one more way that Darchai Menachem is helping its students develop into well-rounded, confident, and capable Talmidim. The school is committed to providing a warm Chassidishe education that nurtures the whole child and by including fourth graders in the band, they’re opening up new avenues for students to explore and excel.