I am a retired middle school band director, having taught public school for 36 years. I think the arts will always be there, maybe not in the traditional way we think. Concert band programs, though traditional in this area, some have keyboard synthesizers fill in for missing parts such as tuba or oboe. As for American made instruments, even the mandolincafe website has this thread going! I have professional grade trumpets, mandolins, Cellos, violins, flutes, and banjos from the USA, East and West Germany(when they were that!),China, Korea,Japan,Taiwan,France,and Great Britain. They all are beautiful playing and I am lucky to be able to have so many choices.