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Re: Band in trouble
Posted by Broege before Hoes on 5/8/2020, 5:41 pm, in reply to "Band in trouble
That absolutely sucks...but at this point...if that happened to us and the only other option was that we would no longer have band and my wife and I would be out a job, I take the deal...every time. Because at the end of the day I at least still get to teach band, I still get to put food on the table and not lose our home.
We're a respected program with lots of success at the state and honor band level so if that happened to us it would be a huge blow from a competitive standpoint but the way things are going I would still be thankful that our staff would still have a job.
The school where I retired from (band director) five years ago and where my daughter now works may go to a schedule next year where 1/2 of the students only attend on Monday and Wednesday while while the other half attend Tuesday and Thursday. I can't imagine band as we knew it functioning in that situation. You better stay abreast of what your school is planning, or should I accept the fact that things will never be the same?