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Klarinet Archive - Posting 000720.txt from 2001/05

From: rgarrett@-----.edu
Subj: Re: [kl] School Board
Date: Sun, 27 May 2001 08:24:00 -0400

At 07:08 AM 05/27/2001 -0400, you wrote:
>I did *NOT* suggest elimination of band and chorus from the curriculum. If
>you think that I did, you totally misinterpreted what I had to say.

She later clarified:
>1. Music should be part of the educational curricula. But by this I mean
>theory, music history, music development, music appreciation
>etc. Students could even do a little simple composing and so on.
>2. Band and chorus should be extracurricular activities for two reasons.
>a) There isn't time to teach music in either one, what is being taught is
>performance not music per se. b) If you are in band or chorus, there are
>weekend and evening commitments that students in other classes do not have
>to contend with.

I've read it seveal times Dee. Numbe 2 and 2a. above suggest band and
chorus to be extracurricular. I didn't misrepresent you.

Best wishes,
Roger Garrett

Roger Garrett
Clarinet Professor
Director, Symphonic Winds
Illinois Wesleyan University
School of Music
Bloomington, IL 61702-2900
Phone: (309) 556-3268
Fax: (309) 556-3121

"A man never discloses his own character so clearly as when he describes
another's."
Jean Paul Richter (1763-1825)

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