Stop our Principal from kicking Caitlin out of the CB South Marching Band
  • Petitioned Keep Caitlin Rossiter a Part of the Central Bucks South Marching Band!

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Keep Caitlin Rossiter a Part of the Central Bucks South Marching Band!

Stop our Principal from kicking Caitlin out of the CB South Marching Band

    1. Hannah Schneider
    2. Petition by

      Hannah Schneider

      Warminster, PA

Caitlin Rossiter, an 8th grader who will attend CB South, is a member of the Central Bucks South Marching Titans.

Caitlin filled a hole in our show at the beginning of the season, 2 weeks after the season had already started and the rest of the band had learned everything. Caitlin selflessly put countless hours upon hours into learning an entirely new instrument, memorizing 9 minutes of music, learning all the band basics, and learning 67 spots on the field just to fill a crucial hole in our show.

HOWEVER, the South principal has received word that Caitlin is in band. 8th graders have never joined the band before, although the competition circuit that our band is in allows 8th graders to participate. Despite this fact, the principal has forced our director to kick Caitlin out after the next performance, leaving an empty hole in our show.

According to the principal, there is technically no rule or policy stating that she can't join the band; it's just a "philosophy."

Caitlin is a lovable, hardworking member of our band, and it would be an incredible loss to our show AND our band family if she had to go.

Sign this petition and show your support for Caitlin, and do what ever you can to tell Central Bucks South that Caitlin should stay!

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    • Brittany Barton HOUSTON, TX
      • about 2 years ago

      no, bad principal! holes on the marching field = more important than your silly philosophy.

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    • Darrien Ritter MORGANTOWN, PA
      • about 2 years ago

      There is not a single person on the face of the earth, who should not be allowed to do what they love. The circuit allows her, and she has been able to fully adapt and participate, then let her stay. Marching is the hardest thing I have done in my life. I run Cross Country and Winter Track and Spring track. In order to march you have to concentrate on so much. I want to see the principle try to march, Marching is not for everyone, She wants to, the Band welcomes her, her parents gave her the clearance, so let Caitlin march!

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    • Sammi Urena RIVERSIDE, NJ
      • about 2 years ago

      "Philosophy?" Please. This girl worked hard and deserves to perform. The principal obviously doesn't understand how much a hole affects the rest of the band. And frankly, he shouldn't have made such a decision on something so baseless as a "philosophy". The only philosophy this principal has seems to be that hard work and dedication should not be rewarded if a person is not part of high school. And that's ridiculous.

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    • Suzy Ng SL, CA
      • about 2 years ago

      Put yourself in her shoes; you spent countless hours learning a new instrument, memorizing 9 minutes of music, and learning all the drill... you put your heart out into something, and then the next thing you know, the principal forces you to be kicked out. Not because a stated rule says she’s not allowed in the band, but just because it’s the principal's “philosophy”. If you had a legitimate reason, i.e. failing grades, then it's reasonable. Otherwise's it's simply ridiculous.

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    • Roger Downs YORK, PA
      • about 2 years ago

      Music is fundamental. When I graduated York High in 1988, we were 200 strong, now we're lucky to field 50. Music is an outlet for kids. Let Her Play!!

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