As someone who went to a big Div 1 Private school , St Ed’s I can tell you the interest in the band is little to zero , they even give out full music scholarships and still nothing.This is an important issue because it exposes the " so called" religious schools for who they really are. When you pick and choose which kids you are going to help, you really dont care about any of them. The Hobans of this world are using these kids to make a name for themselves.
Yep. This is it. The vast majority of people are there to watch football. The band is fine but nobody other than their parents are there to watch them and half of them probably don't want to be there.I enjoy a good band on a Friday night. Adds to the atmosphere. But people forget, it’s a FOOTBALL game and not a band show. So the next time your local band parent complains, tell them to shut up and go blow a horn
The reason that so many privates (read Catholic) are so much better at football (sports) than band (music) is because sports are much more relevant to their organizations. Those are not hymnals in the pews, they are play books. That is not a sermon, it is the half-time pep-talk. Spontaneous blitz and countering screen plays can break out at any mass. How would a skilled musician fit in? Musicians have no relevance in the worship setting.If your gonna buy 100 players to be on the sideline and not even attempt to have a comparable band, your school is a complete joke. It just shows that your supposedly all caring religious school really only cares about athletes and not tuba players.