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Klarinet Archive - Posting 000677.txt from 1998/04

From: SEAN TALBOT <talbotse12@-----.edu>
Subj: RE: music survival
Date: Tue, 14 Apr 1998 05:07:42 -0400

I would agree that this might be the time to pull the band in
question off the football field. I'm not as hasty to say this
because of the PR value of the marching band. Colleges don't need
buckets and buckets of PR to keep the program afloat...but many
high schools do. You take out the marching band and pep band and
many people in the community are never going to see the program or
even realize it is there.........unfortunate yes but that is reality.
Then the support drops off and there is no leverage to go against
school boards with. Marching band can also provide a FUN musical
experience for some students and it would be taking this away
from thoes students that love a great marching band show. There
are times you have to play hard ball with administration but the
community has got to be on your side before doing that or the
school board will cut you fast.

Sean Talbot

   
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