I was reading the comments about the movie in IMDB. One viewer wrote about the character of Gertrude Lang, the girl in the band who would go on to become govenor: "She wasn't "wasting" Holland's efforts by going into politics. Art, music and theater education don't exist solely to create professional artists, musicians and actors. They also exist to give young people an opportunity for change and growth, even if they never use a paintbrush again."
So true. Even though my talents don't lie exclusivley in the arts, the education and interaction with the arts has made a great portion of who I am today.