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Re: State Marching Contest Every Year
Coming from a small school background, the every other year SMC was an every other year budget beg. My superintendent was a cheapskate and the band boosters couldn't and shouldn't have had to fund area & state travel expenses. I was not excited about driving the yellow dogs to area the day after an out of town game. My supt had a wonderful idea: drive to area after the game and save fuel because the area site was much closer to the game site than our school. We did it and got to the motel 6 at THREE AM, got 3 hours of sleep and marched first at 10 am. That was a long two days! We did make it to state and placed 6th in the school's first trip to SMC. State every year? Not fun in my world. I did it for my kids and in truth, my ego, but of course I was much younger then. I retired/rehired and as a part time bd took two more trips to SMC. It took it's toll an I retired the year after our last SMC because I couldn't face another state year! SMC every year? Not for me. I quit.