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Klarinet Archive - Posting 000131.txt from 1998/03

From: Shouryu Nohe <>
Subj: Re: Marching Band
Date: Tue, 3 Mar 1998 00:10:08 -0500

> Now what does winning trophies have to do with Music education? When I went
> Sadly, this "marching band disease" has gained increasing popularity in my
> area, and I now regularily see incoming music majors, fresh out of high
> school, enthusiastically prepared to perpetuate this musically degrading
> practice. These "marching band seduced" students go on to become teachers in
> my area, and a vicious circle is begun -- bad teachers creating more bad
> teachers, with their few unwary talented students, left in an musical
> environment that's devoid of imagination and promise.

Then I guess it's a great thing in your eyes that I'm not an Ed major,
huh? ^_^

I was trying to show a little something materialistic that would represent
some of the good times. Maybe I was bragging, too. But I have a hard
time describing psychic rewards (I think that's what they're called), so I
stick to the visible stuff.

(Kind of ironic for a man of faith to be saying that, neh? ^_^ )

Shouryu Nohe; ICQ 6771552
Coffee Drinker, Musician, Otaku, Jesus Freak, Admirer of Women
(Not necessarily in that order)
"We will not tolerate failure."
"Failure? If we fail, it will mean the extinction of the human race." -
Fuyutzuki Kozo

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