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Re: Beginner Recruitment Video
I put out that the majority of the kids in the video are of one race and ZERO of the Hispanic race...and this is coming from a white band director. I noticed this when I previewed the videos, but thought "Eh, it's no that big of a deal". When I showed them to my primarily Hispanic band program they immediately pointed it out to me. I don't use those videos any more. I don't want to turn this into a "racial thing", but those videos are not racially diverse.
We were going to start making our own after UIL this year, but that obviously didn't happen. We will try and do our own at the beginning of the year.
Hey YB! I'm looking for a good beginner band recruitment video. Scott Lang has a pretty good one, but I'm put off by the "anyone can play whatever they want" I'm at a small school and thats just not the case. We have to carefully select the right instrument (or at least hit close) for every kid.
What are you sending out?