....and here's to those of us who do IT ALL, dirty, clean, marking the field (mowing, too), straightening chairs, tightening stands, fixing horns because of little to no budget, fundraising to get a little more equipment or music, all-region/solo and ensemble with ALL the kids, no lesson program, counselors who don't understand, admin who don't understand, teachers who don't understand, FFA and athletics are king (even though programs are not as successful as mine), music memory, building props, writing your own drill, no band boosters (not that that is a bad thing sometimes).....shall I go on?
...and your life is hard in what respect????? Credit and perks? If you're looking for those in this professions, good luck in ANY capacity!
...walk a mile in my shoes, my friend.
Shout out to all the assistants out there who do all of the dirty work and get none of the credit (or perks...)