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Re: Best Excuse for a kid missing a contest?
I had one of my best kids tell me on short notice that he would skip our Friday night solo recital and Saturday S&E contest. I was about to jump down his throat, but calmly asked why. He had submitted a video audition to a very prestigious music school a few weeks before, and just found out he was invited to a live audition on that Saturday. He texted me on Sunday evening that he had been offered a scholarship worth over $30K per year. I gave him bonus points on his performance grade.