Marching Band for 2020

Marching Band for 2020

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Brittany Kifer started this petition to The Grinnell-Newburg School Board

Most of you probably don't know about this, but at 4:48 p.m. on Monday, August 3rd, our school's Marching Band was told they were not going to be allowed to perform this school year. As a member of the Marching Band and a Senior of this school, I am disturbed that we are not being allowed to perform due to 'safety concerns.' If they really believe Marching Band is too much of a health risk then why haven't we canceled Football or any other sport? Most of the members of this band will get another chance to perform on the football field, but as for the seniors, it is our last chance to perform with the band that we performed with our entire band experience. Some colleges don't even have a Marching Band! For some seniors, this year is their last chance ever to perform on a field as a member of a Marching Band. I know many Band members have prepared throughout Highschool to try out for a Drum Major position. Many students no longer will be able to lead the Band onto the field and conduct them as they perform their drill. Now, even if we might not be able to re-create our own band or even force the school to allow us to have a band camp and marching band, we can petition sports in the school. If the Marching band is canceled, contact sports like wrestling, volleyball, etc should also be canceled. And to avoid any confusion, I'm not saying we should cancel sports just because. I'm saying if COVID-19 is bad enough for Marching Band to be canceled, it would also be in the best interest for any other students in for example sports to also be put first rather than be put at risk in high-contact sports. It's not my goal to get sports actually canceled; my goal is to bring back Marching Band in any way that we can for this year. I realize many of you are in sports in hopes of scholarships, but a great portion of you are also in the band for scholarships so we're all in the same boat. If those sports are canceled and I was simply misinformed about that, I apologize, but my statement stands. We can also use other means of being heard and showing the school board that we aren't just going to sit back and watch this happen. I ask that you send this to any of your other peers or parents who might not know about this and ask them to help us make ourselves heard. For anyone who doesn't wish to participate for their own reasons, fine, but this is something that affects all of us, even if you don't realize it. We are the music at football games, at pep rallies, at festivals and parades, and we are more than a mere school band; we are all a team.

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