My parents enrolled me in every music class they could in school.  Choir.  Orchestra.  Marching band.  I learned how to play the violin for orchestra.  I learned guitar for marching band, which was fun, and then got to march behind the majorettes.  That was awesome.  I went to Minnesota state music festivals every year, and we even marched at the Snow Bowl Parade a few times.  We didn’t even need warm weather gear for that.  The marching kept us warm enough all we needed was earmuffs and we were good to go.  Those were the days.