: I don't think it will cause you any serious
: problems. See if you can get some students
: in the all-region bands; I think that could
: be a big help in your job search.
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: With contest season upon us, I'm worried
: future job searching if we tank it at
: marching contest. I've tried to get the band
: on track but I only have so much control and
: not much experience. I come from successful
: band programs but I have a hard time
: relating that to kids from a completely
: different world, and it's stressing me out
: because I want them to do well but have no
: idea how to achieve that here. I want to
: eventually teach middle school because I
: really don't enjoy teaching marching band,
: but I feel like bad ratings at contest are
: going to get me passed over for every job I
: apply to in the future.
: I've just been feeling down and thinking
: about the future a lot recently.