General Block Us Up! blog posts
When administrators have 6 coaches, in addition to the head coach, on the sidelines at a football game but tell the band director there is no money for uniforms, instruments, etc… They have clearly decided which they value more.
In this time of girls becoming boy scouts and females becoming college drum majors, are our famed college bands ready to give males the opportunity to dance?
So here we are, a year later, and I’m posing the same question… Is the All-Star/Mass Band hurting or helping students and programs in general? Come on in and add to the discussion!
Though the current status of the band program is a big question mark, it was not always like this.
On the surface, the explanation for canceling the event makes perfect sense. Superbowl is coming… We get it. But after thinking about it a little deeper, as presented, it doesn’t pass the smell test.
This week we are featuring a story from what some describe as the band capitol of the south… Atlanta, Georgia.
We hope you enjoy this brief summary of the “premier music educators conference in the country” , the TMEA Convention. We had an amazing time in San Antonio and also scored an interview with a good friend and awesome band director!