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Re: Stress with Region Auditions
Yup. Region 15 here.... same schools get so many kids in region but we would too if we had a whole roster of staff. We will never beat these schools and Iím not going to try at the expense of my kids getting discouraged and dropping Band. Lord knows we try and kids just want to play pep music and other stuff more interesting. Oh well! Region is not for everyone and fine arts departments should not pressure directors to meet a certain quota because they donít know what we deal with.
I am in region 28 and I can tell you I cant stand teaching region music. I try not to teach by rote, but sometimes even after the kids dont understand the rhythm I feel like I am beating a dead horse sometimes. Dont get me wrong my kids are trying, but I dont have the motivation to have "numbers" like other directors do. My kids want to be playing other stuff. Plus, I am very limited on my time. Not an excuse, but its more like a measuring contest now days. Oh well I am just ranting