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Klarinet Archive - Posting 001224.txt from 1999/01

From: "Mark Charette" <>
Subj: Re: [kl] HELP!
Date: Sun, 24 Jan 1999 15:06:52 -0500

Paulette wrote:

>Please don't misunderstand the no-cut policy. It doesn't mean you can't
>get rid of people who are already in the program, just that you must
>a place for those who want to be there from the get go - there can be
>auditions, no tryouts etc for the purpose of cutting down the size of
>team/group, eliminating the poorer players etc

That's what I totally disagree with. I have no problems with exceptions
to auditions/tryouts for special reasons (I have a sister who has
special needs, and I know that exceptions were made when she sang in a
high school chorus), I have a problem with it being the norm.

Being denied a seat because you're a poor player should do one of three

1) You work harder so you _can_ get a seat.
2) You switch instruments; possibly you're not suited for the one you're
3) You drop out because you don't want to struggle with the pressure of
practice & playing

Then again, I've never been told I was politically correct ...
All-around good guy and devil-may-care flying fool.
"There can be no freedom without discipline." - Nadia Boulanger

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