I often speak facetiously about "band nerds." These were the guys and gals who played in the highschool band. A lot of people casually tease these cats, especially in the media - they are made fun of on TV shows, in comedians' standup routines, and so on. I actually have a reason for occasionally, casually ragging on them: As a self-taught musician, they actually often teased me! But in all seriousness, I firmly believe that all kids should get involved in music. You can buy a getzen student trumpet at wwbw that is perfect for getting them started.