My twelve year old is musically inclined, she plays the violin, the alto sax and tenor sax, guitar and piano.
On occasion special invitations to join the band are sent out, this is one such occasion
She's been sent a letter inviting her to play in our districts High School Marching band and if excepted she will be expected to start performing with them right away.
Hmmmm while she is very excited and wants to do it I have reservations and think she may want to wait till she's a freshman.
What do you think?
What do you mean, though? Will it be a permanent position? I think I'd have reservations too, if it's a permanent one. Simply because she still needs to focus on her usual curriculum and activities with students her own age...
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I'd let her do it, because it could lead to a music scholarship, internships, and professional work if she wants it. So congratulations - this is a FAR cry from when my university did not allow women into the band and my middle and high school tryied to keep girls out as well.
If she is dedicated and can handle it, let her do it - the younger kids certainly keep up in Drum and Buggle Corps these days. My own parents interfered, because they were hiding the secrets that my father dropped out of college, my mother dropped out of 6th grade and neither had music or art skills - They made me quit both after I began receiving awards, felt they'd be exposed.
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