If they see a page with "Someplaceville HS Band" and there are videos/sound clips of the band performing on that page, they can/will come after the band for distributing without license, if they can prove that the Someplaceville Band Directors had knowledge of the distribution or in any way approved it.
: Also, why would you want to stop them? This is
: how kids network, reach out and bond in this
: era. You don't have to like it. Fighting it
: though is robbing these kids of
: opportunities to learn networking in the
: 21st century as it relates to the arts.
: Which, ask any professional musician under
: 35, is a REQUIREMENT to having a career.
: I remember posting selfies and "tagging
: in" at marching contests even in '09,
: and being able to "like" or
: "love" other bands' students and
: shows. Even talked to a few that I ended up
: knowing / meeting later in life at college,
: drum corps and as adults.
: And even that aside? Why would you pass up
: on the promotional opportunity of having 100
: little social media managers running around?
: They'll grow your program online whether you
: know it or not. It's one more coin in the
: jar of your "image" to prospective
: parents, other schools, etc.
: Long story short, really really think if
: you're going to ban it because you think
: it's a distraction, or if you think it's a
: distraction because you don't understand it.
: --Previous Message--
: Hello. I'm looking at making some additions
: to our handbook regarding students/parents
: posting audio/video on social media and
: would like to request examples from any of
: you who have already addressed this in your
: policies. Thanks.