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Re: Students not wanting to participate in Marching Band
Marching Band pays the bills for everything else band related. As for choir, I have heard the National Anthem done by HS Choirs at football games. As for orchestra, the Full Orchestra does have brass/woodwinds. Those instruments greatly depend on a budget which is dependent on Football, here in Texas. If football went away, the band would soon follow. Orchestra would fall some time later and there is always choir at Church.
Why is it necessary to participate in marching band if you desire a music education experience?
Choir/orchestra doesn't have to do that... Why should the band kids be forced to spend their time AND money on an activity they have little interest in.