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The 13th Chair is not just a person (although he's pretty cool) but a music education advocacy brand that centers around humor. Taking what you do seriously, but not yourself too seriously is at the heart of the wit and humor that runs rampant in the books, on the blog, and social media posts. Most of what The 13th Chair brings is social commentary about the wonderful world of music education.

The 13th Chair

I was 13th Chair in my elementary band.

I was as discouraged as I could be. 

The teacher told me it was alphabetized,

But my name starts with C. 


And as time went on, I never moved. 

Last chair is where I'd sit. 

But 7 years later I'm finally first

'Cause everyone else had quit. 

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