With one proclamation, President Trump would have my unending support

If President Trump would simply issue the following proclamation, I would support him forever…

“Let it be known that from this day forward, all marching band competitions shall be held on Fridays. All students involved in the competition shall be exempt from homework given or due that day. In addition, students not involved shall remain at school and complete any standardized testing required. Marching band students shall be exempt.”

“Let it also be known that each school district shall provide the competing band with a charter bus – complete with DVR and satellite – and shall provide catered meals for the marching band members and staff for the duration of the contest.”

“Let is also be known that the day following such competitions, practice by any of the bands participating shall be forbidden. If a band ignores this provision, it shall be required to take the standardized tests it missed. Band directors and staff shall be provided with a $200 honorarium to enable them to enjoy this day with their family and friends.”

Hereby signed by President Trump in the Oval (isn’t a whole note an oval) Office this day of October 15 in the year of our Lord 2017.

Episode 86: 7 Things Your Middle School Director Wants You To Know

Many times, High School band directors are quick to put the blame on their middle school. Often they have not even met their middle school director.

I am fortunate to work with an outstanding director who is also my assistant director for the high school marching band. We collaborate often.

I started my career as the 4th-12th grade band director at a small private school. I was my own feeder! These 7 things your middle school director wants you to know were gleaned from multiple informal interviews and personal experience.