Keep All Band Programs

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Maureen Mckenzie
6 years ago
THe arts seem to be the first to get dinged.. tho they contibute as much or more to a child's social and personal development as do sports. We never hear about a cutback to athletics at school.. nor should we..however the arts and music need to be supported equally. Dont start on the slippery slope of cutting absolutely essential programs!

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Trudy Williams
6 years ago
band program should never be cut, it should be mandatory.

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Tara Oak
6 years ago
I was a band member in Saskatoon for many years (flute grades 6-8, percussion grades 9-12), and went on to learn guitar, write songs, start my own band, record CDs, and even make a music video that aired on MuchMusic! Band is much more than the instrument and songs you learn - it's about teamwork and being part of something bigger than yourself, and it is a valuable activity that keeps young people occupied and involved (instead of finding ways to keep busy that may be less positive)! For many, it nurtures lifelong appreciation of and involvement in music.

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Jason Hogan
6 years ago
It affects both my wife and my kids as I am in the school division.

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Gail Ritchie
6 years ago
I was in the band program for six years when I was in school. I am very grateful for that experience. I believe that music is very important for students and they should not be deprived of this educational opportunity!

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Shirley England
6 years ago
Students need creativity in their lives and music fills that need in ways that other activities do not. Not all students are interested in sports. There needs to be something offered for every child in a school system.

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Esther Parry
6 years ago
Music education is important!

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Caroline Krakalovich
6 years ago
Band is very important to some students so they fit in somewhere. No different than jocks and athletics.

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Lisa Johnston
6 years ago
Band is as important as any sport. Cut band then cut football, basketball, volleyball, and any other ball!

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Constance Fedorchuk
6 years ago
Why is music always first to be cut? Why not cut football and other sports?