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Klarinet Archive - Posting 000131.txt from 1998/03

From: Shouryu Nohe <jnohe@-----.edu>
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
<SNIPEROO>
> 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
http://web.nmsu.edu/~jnohe; ICQ 6771552
Coffee Drinker, Musician, Otaku, Jesus Freak, Admirer of Women
(Not necessarily in that order)
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