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Klarinet Archive - Posting 000766.txt from 1998/04

From: "Scott Morrow" <sdm@-----.edu>
Subj: Re: music survival
Date: Wed, 15 Apr 1998 12:51:26 -0400

Perhaps the "hardball" music programs have to play is pulling the band off
the field with the excuse that they don't have enough money to field the
band! I don't want to start Marching Band World War III (I am NOT a fan!),
but from what I've read in MBWWI and MBWWII, marching bands seem to be what
the jock community notices from the music program (and the lack of a
marching band is the aspect that is most likely to cause outcry!).

Put the departments money towards music FIRST! Then, if the board wants the
sports-related stuff, let them fork over the funds!

-Scott

Scott D. Morrow
DNA Synthesis Core Facility
Department of Biochemistry
The Johns Hopkins University School of Hygiene and Public Health
Baltimore, MD 21205
(410) 955-3631
-----Original Message-----
From: SEAN TALBOT <talbotse12@-----.edu>
Date: Tuesday, April 14, 1998 12:37 AM
Subject: RE: music survival

>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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