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Re: Students wanting to do concert band and not marching band
I don't recall Allen Vizzutti crediting marching band with his success as a soloist or in orchestras. If they like music and they practice, let them play in the group.
So I have taken a new job and have had a few students request to NOT do marching band and only do concert band. I have mixed feelings about it as I know concert and marching band are quite different. Usually I have the opposite problem.
These are top band players mostly. It has been allowed in the past and of course students are using that to try and persuade me. My concern is that if I allow it, I will continually have to combat this. What have you done with students who have made this request?
And these are mostly kids that have done at least one year of marching band.