I am not a music teacher, but I sing in a male voice choir. This morning I was a volunteer steward at the Llangollen International Festival, and the choir competition was for those of secondary school age. Yes - there were some "district" choirs, but there were also school choirs from all over England and Wales. I was enthralled by their performances. These were not specially selected musical talents. They were ordinary kids who have been inspired by brilliant teachers to participate in, and enjoy making music together to a very high standard. They got a big buzz from their performances, and so did the audience. So - to those of you who do: well done - it IS worth it and to those of you who maybe don't: please think about it.