But you gotta have faith in yourselves
Lol fuck highschool and it's nonsense. ( yes I was on the same boat until I just graduated this year luckily I didn't have to take a foreign language and I can honestly say dude, starting a band is great and all but it's not gonna pay bills. I too wanted to start a band and managed to let administration give us permission for me and a group of friends together and cover a few songs on stage during lunch. We played a bunch of metal, last song of our set list was done, we decide to play two more songs put into one since we had 10 more minutes to go, first song finishes and we smoothly transition into our last song which was pretty heavy (compared to the rest of the set list) and it had a breakdown at the start, mosh pit opens up, security is elsewhere, group of metal heads know the song and wall of death in the last breakdown, we never get allowed to play on stage again, we get popular for some odd reason. All that happened and we didn't get paid, we try making a cover band, and believe me it's fucking hard to get publicity in the outside world. Moral of the story is don't put all your money down on a band you won't even know will make it or not.
When you have two children and can only afford rent or Christmas presents, tell me how faith works out.