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Re: The whole Marching Band thing
Iím grateful for the delay and the extended hope of having that opportunity, but I donít think theyíre doing it right. It would make a lot more sense if they stopped everything or kept summer practice limitations in place until the new date. Why change it if you arenít going to address safety or equity? If itís safe enough to have unlimited in-person music and marching fundamentals rehearsals, and we donít have an issue with the fact that some schools can still rehearse while others have been shut down, how is it less safe or fair to go ahead and start drill? Same with football. They provided two timelines for schools that are able to do conditioning prior and those who canít start until the new date. Why not shut everyone down and create a uniform start for everyone? That would address current safety concerns by giving everything another month to see if it calms down and it would maintain ((to the extent possible) and equitable playing field between schools that are in different situations currently.
So, yes, Iím grateful that they havenít bailed on it, but how theyíve done it makes no sense whatsoever.