Posted by My thoughts on April 10, 2002 at 13:06:43:
In Reply to: HS band woes - argh posted by Dan Mordhorst on April 09, 2002 at 18:52:08:
HS sucks. Find a way to get thru it and on to college. This is a tuba list...are you a tuba player? if so...who cares about jazz band in HS on trombone. Let it go.
Never publicly dispute the director. You can not win these, nor should you. right or wrong, these things are for private. You will not be allowed to undermine the director's ability to teach everyone else. Make nice, and move on.
I direct an honor youth brass band, and I would have trouble putting you in my band if you were not in your HS program. These extra curriculars rely on band directors and their players, so they have to work together to make these things worthwhile. Its just not worth it to be mad at your band director all the time. Talk to him, make a woprking relationship and move on. Good luck.