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Re: 3rd Quarter off or not?
I do not. Main reason is that we are there to support the team. If we take the 3rd quarter off, then a large amount of "fans" will not be watching the game. We play like crazy and scream and yell and get behind our team. If we travel, I feed the kids before the game. If at home, they have time to eat before they report to band hall. I do allow bathroom breaks after halftime. Plus, I don't want to have to babysit at the game. I want to enjoy the game. My first year teaching I tried having it off since they had done that before, but had issues with kids coming back on time, so we stopped. Haven't done it since!!!! And the community appreciates us for playing the entire game as well. They see other bands gone the entire 3rd quarter and us up there doing our thing! It goes a long way with the coaches as well!!
I am curious how many of you allow your students to take off during the 3rd quarter of the game after halftime and return before 4th quarter, and how many do not? Curious about your reasoning either way and if you do, do you use it as an incentive for students during the week or what?