: 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.