No actually. If you don't want to go in band or don't have the money for equipment, then you go to chorus class instead. I was one of our music teacher's best. She was fired because the kids didn't like her that much for being bossy and mad at them, but that because a) they weren't always behaving on her time, b) we only got two periods a week, so she wants to have everyone act their best, c) she's always getting cut off by the announcements, and d) the kids were dumber than rocks. We were god friends, and I was sorry when I saw her one day after being fired. But it turns out that she was then hired at the public school, working a bit less time, and getting a whole lot more pay. Kinda bounced back on the people who hated her.