If your school did NOT offer a music program, and a local business or nonprofit set up one - or, for example, a "little strings" program for districts where they don't offer elementary strings but DO offer music, THAT is co-curricular.
STOP USING THIS TERM. It devalues what SHOULD BE a stronger argument in your favor! Concerts and performances are CURRICULAR. Finally, the term "co-curricular" appears exactly once in the education code - in the part where they state that the term "co-curricular is not used."
Some common "co-curricular" activities present in many districts are peewee football, little dribblers/little diggers, club cheer, and 4H. Any activity governed by UIL or which is sponsored by the school is either curricular or extracurricular.
: In a co-curricular activity where performances
: are part of the assessment we cannot yield
: to out of school activities. I also don't
: yield to non-UIL activities within the
: school. We can work things out with other
: UIL activities within the school.
: One of my own sons played club soccer and we
: invested thousands of $$$ in it; however, he
: missed any game that conflicted with school
: events. School comes first always.
: Your particular band member and his family
: may decide that club activities are more
: important and leave band. Too bad this is
: happening right at contest time.
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: a student telling you that he has to miss
: week's game and pre-UIL contest because of
: league baseball (not school affiliated? This
: student is very vital to the groups
: performance on both days. Any ideas would
: be appreciated.