yes, board made several decisions to interfere with students participating in band and the plan backfired and the students quit athletics. Admin came to me and asked me to help get the athletes to return, to which I said, as long as they can do both. reduced budget, restrictive participation (contests, travel) more elective choices, etc...
: Have any of you ever been pushed out because
: the band program was too successful? Our
: program has grown by huge amounts, the bands
: at every level are performing at a high
: level with UIL ratings to prove it, and
: there are very few complaints from parents.
: Over the last couple of years the
: administration has added electives to try to
: break up our "monopoly" on kids
: (to no avail), and lately I feel like they
: are trying to make things uncomfortable
: enough for me to leave. It's not really
: terrible, but there are things happening
: without my input that negatively affect us.
: I'm probably being paranoid, but I don't
: want to be caught unawares.
: Has this happened to you?