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Klarinet Archive - Posting 000648.txt from 1998/04

From: "Edwin V. Lacy" <>
Subj: Re: budget cutbacks
Date: Tue, 14 Apr 1998 05:07:13 -0400

On Mon, 13 Apr 1998, Roger Garrett wrote:

> Jill brings up some good points. However, at the risk of the large volume
> of hate mail I might receive, I would like to contribute a few ideas:
> 1. The music/band teacher who puts their music program on the field
> or in a parade or fund raises for a trip to do the same without
> establishing a first rate, concert band, runs the risk of having their
> program cut beneath them.
> [.......]
> 2. Many band programs and their teachers spend an inordinate amount
> of time fund raising for things like auxillary equipment (rifles, flags,
> gloves, spats, hats, trailers to haul marching equipment, marching
> percussion, etc.) and for trips to show off that equipment.
> [.......]

No hate mail from here. However, I would urge caution. We just had the
"Great Marching Band Flame War" on another list, and for some people,
saying anything negative about marching is equivalent to insulting their

Ed Lacy

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