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Klarinet Archive - Posting 000462.txt from 1998/03

From: (Gary L Smith)
Subj: Re: Challenges for Chairs
Date: Sat, 7 Mar 1998 13:23:36 -0500

On Wed, 04 Mar 1998 21:47:40 -0600 Dee Hays <>

>The person who related this to me personally knew the student and was
>able to
>state of their own knowledge that the student had regularly practiced
>at home
>during the previous school years. However, in the senior year after

I was being a little snide, and I guess I should have resisted the
temptation. :-)

>The elementary school band here does something very similar (it is not
>same director as the high school). They have a sheet that lists "band
>awards". These are generally specific exercises in the band book.

This sounds like a better system than the one I worked under. In general,
the more you can focus the students on improving themselves, rather than
trying to "beat the other guy," the better. That's more of a
philosophical/ethical (and at least for me, religious) observation,
rather than strictly musical, but I think it holds.

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