Nope. Don't think I'm the one with the problem here. Again, GET OVER IT.
This is how it's been forever, and no amount of whinging will get those directors that STILL have the mentality of "everyone in my top band auditions" to change.
Your other option is to bring it up in your region meeting, look at the region results, and CALL THOSE DIRECTORS OUT in front of the region. See how well that goes for you. I guarantee that the bottom of each list probably comes from the same few schools, year after year.
Of course, you won't do this. No one will. No one ever has.
: Selfishness or inconvenience has NOTHING to do
: with it. Sending a prepared, yet nervous,
: kid who might flub something up due to those
: nerves is one thing...sending an kid to
: audition knowing that they are unprepared,
: thereby slowing the process down to a
: ridiculous level for everyone, and
: disrespecting colleagues by wasting their
: time listening to said unprepared students
: is another...and judges can tell the
: difference between the two.
: When you get down to brass tacks,
: selfishness is a director bringing every kid
: they have in the program, regardless of
: their preparedness, just so they can say,
: "We had X students audition."
: Do your job, and weed out the unprepared
: ones and keep them at home.
: BTW, you assume way too much if you think I
: only judge once a year. In addition to the
: four auditions I am required to judge, I
: volunteer my time in other nearby regions
: because I know they are chronically
: short-handed and need judges or monitors.
: YOU GET OVER IT.
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: Try 85 trumpets. Iíve done it for nearly
: twenty years now. I also work in a large
: district that has a district band in
: addition to the Region band, and my region
: has separate 9th grade auditions. I do this
: five plus times a year. Big deal.
: Stop being so flipping selfish. So you are
: inconvenienced slightly for ONE evening or
: day. GET OVER IT.