Costs becoming a barrier for school bands
By EVA-MARIE AYALA The extras for high school band can add up quickly. It's not just the $30 for marching shoes and $25 for embroidered shirts, but the several hundred dollars for choreography, competitions and camp that can push costs up to $1,200 or more.Now, bands are having to adjust to the economy, as more families have less disposable ...
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#1 Aug 16, 2009
I do not have a horse in this race, but I think it is shameful that Texas students have to pay for not just the band paraphernelia mentioned, but also for ALL expenses for speech/debate teams, etc. I guess Football truly is king, and nothing else matters. What a shameful situation. The students who are on your speech team usually go on to become attorneys and elected officials and judges. But they were not supported by their high school, right?
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