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  • Band's trip to Disneyland cancelled for bad behavior, grades

    From: http://www.gilroydispatch.com/opinio...w.asp?c=211815

    Of some interest, since it concerns visiting Disneyland. Quote:

    "Eight of the band's 54 members - a good chunk of them from the brass section - are ineligible to participate in a band trip due to academics or bad behavior.Band teacher Tom Brozene rightly decided to cancel the trip, recognizing that the band's musical integrity - its reason for performing at the invitation-only Magic Music Days at Disneyland - was compromised beyond repair.
    However, parents and students protested, saying that the bad behavior and poor grades of a few shouldn't affect students who are eligible to participate.
    We sympathize, but disagree.
    If members of a sports team play badly, the whole team loses, not just the few members who didn't practice.
    And there's little to no sympathy for this argument: "Many students have joined the band just to become eligible for this trip," one band parent said, concluding with remarkable hyperbole that canceling the trip "is nothing short of disaster."
    The reason to join the band is to learn about music, not to visit Disneyland."

    More at the link above.

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    Re: Band's trip to Disneyland cancelled for bad behavior, grades

    I wonder if the trip is used as a "marketing tool" to get kids to join the band?

    Seems to me that the brass section was integral to the band, though this is not spelled out directly, and that without sufficient brass, the band would not sound good.

    I say: it's just a DL trip. Not as if it won't be around forever. Band director's call should be final. End of story.

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      Re: Band's trip to Disneyland cancelled for bad behavior, grades

      I agree with Sediment.

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        Re: Band's trip to Disneyland cancelled for bad behavior, grades

        I'm totally on the band director's side.

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        • #5
          Re: Band's trip to Disneyland cancelled for bad behavior, grades

          Hmmm the BRASS section huh? They always ruin it for everyone.

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            Re: Band's trip to Disneyland cancelled for bad behavior, grades

            I'm 100% agreeing with the band director..


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              Re: Band's trip to Disneyland cancelled for bad behavior, grades

              Yeah, the brass section is full of jokers and bad news kids, i should know, i played trombone
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              • #8
                Re: Band's trip to Disneyland cancelled for bad behavior, grades

                To be 110% honest,

                The reason why i joined band in the first place was because we went to Disneyland at the end of the year...

                I fell in love with Purcussion as well.

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                  Re: Band's trip to Disneyland cancelled for bad behavior, grades

                  I applaud the band director for putting academics ahead of extracurriculars. It always bothers me that coaches at my school are only concerned with their students just making that 70 in order for them to pass and participate. The students failed, fair and square. They let themselves and their "team" down and should suffer the consequences.

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                    Re: Band's trip to Disneyland cancelled for bad behavior, grades

                    Originally posted by barfownz View Post
                    To be 110% honest,

                    The reason why i joined band in the first place was because we went to Disneyland at the end of the year...

                    I fell in love with Purcussion as well.
                    Um, but don't you live in So Cal anyway and take frequent trips?

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                      Re: Band's trip to Disneyland cancelled for bad behavior, grades

                      Although academics comes first, I sympathise for the band for not being able to go due to some faults made by other people.
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                        Re: Band's trip to Disneyland cancelled for bad behavior, grades

                        Originally posted by DisneyPrincess4590 View Post
                        Um, but don't you live in So Cal anyway and take frequent trips?
                        Yes. But back in the middle schools days. I only took trips once a year. I was still a Disneyland fan, but as i got older i developed into a hardcore fan like i am now.

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                          Re: Band's trip to Disneyland cancelled for bad behavior, grades

                          I joined band in 6th grade, and quit beginning of this year after getting discriminated upon. But we went to Disneyland at the end of the year in Middle School.

                          We went once in High School and the teacher didn't let me go. I was pissed so i missed school and went with my friend. I met up with my teacher and taught him a lesson!

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                            Re: Band's trip to Disneyland cancelled for bad behavior, grades

                            Originally posted by barfownz View Post
                            I joined band in 6th grade, and quit beginning of this year after getting discriminated upon. But we went to Disneyland at the end of the year in Middle School.

                            We went once in High School and the teacher didn't let me go. I was pissed so i missed school and went with my friend. I met up with my teacher and taught him a lesson!
                            That is sooo funny! Guess you showed Him!
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                              Re: Band's trip to Disneyland cancelled for bad behavior, grades

                              Originally posted by barfownz View Post
                              Yes. But back in the middle schools days. I only took trips once a year. I was still a Disneyland fan, but as i got older i developed into a hardcore fan like i am now.
                              Ah, I am in the exact same position. I used to visit Disneyland once a year, until about sophomore year when we got APs and started going three times a year. :thumbup:

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