Let the William Allen Band tradition continue

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As of rescently the William Allen High School band were told they are no longer allowed to continue the 40 year tradition of marching from the high school to the football field. We understand that the decision was made based on safety for the participating band members; however in the 40 years that this has transpired no one has ever gotten hurt.
 The dedication of the parents and students is unmeasurable. During the summer they at times practice for 8 hours a day, their day starts 7am in the band room. The band has a number of dedicated volunteers that help the band as they march. They now feel betrayed by a district that should be helping make things easier not harder. Why the betrayal? Because after a parent found a private security firm (that provides security for the Allentown Fair each year) to volunteer and assist the district turned down their offer a few hours before they were to march.
We ask for your help to bring back their smile and sign this petition as you agree that the band should be allowed to continue this tradition.



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