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Re: Best Excuse for a kid missing a contest?
I had two girls who were living with their aunt miss UIL. Both were flute players in a section of four with one having a solo. The day of UIL I was watching the morning news and there was a report of a gruesome murder (like, horror movie gruesome). The name of one of the victims sounded familiar. Turns out it was the aunt the girls were living with. They were in the house but were not harmed. They didn't even know their aunt and her friend were killed until they found them that morning. The news was confirmed by a text message a kid in the band got right before warmup. Needless to say things went down hill from there, not that any of that mattered.