According to the Buffalo News:

The Buffalo Public Schools are dropping band, orchestra and all other instrumental music programs next year in half the schools that currently have such program, according to district teachers. That’s 14 of the 28 remaining instrumental music programs. District teachers estimate 1,300 students will be affected. Another four schools will see reductions in their instrumental music programs.

Sad, but TRUE!!!! Listen to the effect it's had on another student elsewhere in there country where music Instruction has been cut!