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Re: State Marching Contest Every Year
From the prospective of a band director who has never had a band to advance to state, it is sad when you have a band that is good enough to advance who would never even get the chance. And a prior poster was correct, BOA IS NOT UIL!! The prestige of advancing to a UIL State level competition is one that I would hope that every great band has the opportunity to experience and with the every other year format, kids are getting hurt. I see school districts that "find" money for the things that they value, we should really work harder at advocating for our bands and their potential to be life changing for all that are involved: the kids, directors and their schools and communities. Us "Superior" bands that have occasional "great years" miss out on so much but that is just how it is.