Sorry JayOMF, if leadership and caring were present the marching band would be much better. Spend a little more time before school is out and don't include the in coming freshman for the 4th. Smaller numbers would be better than a large group that looks as they do. Granted kids don't like to go to band practice in the summer, however if leadership was someone that made it fun and cared, the kids would come. Attitude starts from the top down.
Back in '98 when the boys basketball team were regional champs for the first time since '81 a community pep rally was planned. Part of that pep rally was to be the pep band. This pep rally was held in the evening. Organizers were told, at the last minute, that the band would not be playing due to lack of interest by the kids, however a tape of pep band music was being sent. A pep rally without a pep band, yee ha!!! Organizers quickly made several phone calls, a pep band was organized, all sections were more than covered under student direction. They sounded great. Tell me who had the lack of interest. Of course such after hours or non scheduled events aren't in a teacher's contract, so why bother.
I truly believe Tomahawk could have a better instrumental music department if that leadership role changed.
<small>[ July 08, 2005, 06:56 AM: Message edited by: Deb Richardson ]</small>
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