Klarinet Archive - Posting 000274.txt from 1998/03
From: Bill Hausmann <bhausman@-----.com>
Subj: Re: Band Policies (was Marching Band)
Date: Fri, 6 Mar 1998 14:42:17 -0500
At 06:45 PM 3/4/98 -0600, Dee Hays (I think) wrote:
>Unless you can point to an objective system of measuring this, the director
>will always be accused of favoritism. We had "blind" challenges. Each of us
>took a number (1 or 2), played into a reel-to-reel recorder in that order and
>then turned the tape into the director. He then posted the tape ID and
>of the winner within a day or two.
This is considerably more fair than the system I have seen where the
challenges are played in class and the students vote! Turns it into a
popularity contest, even with the director having veto power. You can lose
the challenge AND be humiliated in front of all your peers in one easy step!
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If you have to mic a saxophone, the rest of the band is too loud.