By Garrett Garroutte
Carl Curtis, a music teacher at Daniel Webster Broadcasting and Digital Media Magnet High School, has been involved in music since the age of 14, which according to him, adds up to about 40 years.
Curtis plays the piano, and his favorite type of music is jazz. His favorite artist is Chick Corea. Music is important to Curtis.
“It gives me a sense of accomplishment and focus,” he said.
Curtis said music is important to the world.
“It is a piece of every culture in the world and has been around since the dawn of time,” he said. “Turn on your TV or radio and see if you can get by without hearing music.”
Curtis said music has helped try and right the wrongs in the world.
He said it was a big part of the peace movement and the civil rights movement.
Dylan LaCrone, a Webster student, has been involved in music since fifth grade. He plays flute, saxophone and piano and has a music scholarship to the University of Tulsa.
He said music is very important in his life.
“It has brought people from low points in their life,” he said.
Gabbie Wright, also a Webster student, has been involved in music since fifth grade and plays a variety of instruments: flute, bassoon, piano and piccolo.
Wright said music just makes her happy and keeps her busy at the same time.
Her favorite type of music is metal, “because the concerts are really fun,” she said.
Kristy Fleming, another Webster student, has been involved with music for 12 years.
“Music has helped me see the beauty of everything,” said Fleming.
She said she enjoys folk music.
“It’s the voice of a common man,” Fleming said.
Fleming plays the violin, viola, cello, bass, mandolin, banjo, vibraphone and dobro.
“Music has defined not only my personality, but every other area of my life,” she said. “Music is the purest facet of the human experience. It goes beyond words.”