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Re: AREA & STATE vs. Educational Value
I viewed our daily work and our region (meeting a standard) as educational. I never considered Area and State to be educational. Itís simply a competition to rank against other groups. We were as high as bronze medalist and as low as last place at State. First in area two times and also came in 12 out of 14 bands at area.
My point isÖ..donít waste a thought in trying to rationalize it as educational. Itís simply what happens when you bring music down to the level of athletics.
I enjoyed the competition, but never thought of the competition as being educational.