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Re: Region Band Clinic on a Saturday seen as Punishment?
This opens up an entire can of worms. There are rules listed in the Side by Side, but it all depends upon whether your local school board has established "TMEA Region (#)" as an approved post-district competition. If they have not, then the absence is technically unexcused.
Regardless, IMO, this is not something that any region should be considering. Yes, they have to give up a Saturday. If the kid so badly doesn't want to give up that Saturday, they should not be forced to try out
At our region meeting this year it was proposed to have our region clinic/concert on a week day. That would involve the kids missing school.
Somebody said thereís a rule that doesnít allow for this, but I canít find it.
To some of our students, they feel as if making region band isnít a goal because itís yet ANOTHER Saturday they have an event. (And we know that MS kids are crazy busy with dance, club sports, etc...)
So my question is... is there a rule saying regions cannot pull on a week day?
And do any other region bands have their clinic during the week?