I went to an all boys' school and I would like to have done something useful such as woodwork or metalwork like many of my friends did or even cookery (it wasn't offered, so no chance!). However, some of us had to study Latin instead. I'm not suggesting Latin hasn't been useful occasionally, but I suspect woodwork and/or metalwork might have been useful more often.
Incidentally, its funny how things work out. Music often came top of a poll of the least useful subjects at school before the National Curriculum embedded a strong practical component in the subject. I was excluded from taking music when it came to exam subject options. The music teacher and I didn't see eye to eye on a number of issues and he made it clear I would neither be welcome nor accepted if I applied.
Having made my working life in music I am reminded of my professional dancer daughter who was told by the careers teacher at her school to "forget about all this dancing nonsense and think about a job with more prospect of work". She was even more determined than I was and has been working for over twenty years.