No school support for Paragould High ...

No school support for Paragould High School Band

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Since: Mar 10

State University, AR

#1 Apr 2, 2010
It amazes me that one can go to any football or basketball game in Paragould and see administration and teachers all throughout the stands. But when a little culture comes to the school through the planning of Mr. Williams and in support of the of the most recognized bands in the state, you rarely see any administration or other teachers present. That perplexes me. It disappoints me. I want to personally thank Mr. Williams for arranging for the ASU orchestra to play last night and for yet another opportunity to see our Jazz band perform. It was a very entertaining event and just another demonstration of why Paragould bands do so well at competitions. It was also an opporunity for Paragould schools to interact with an institution of higher learning and just plain good community relations. I just want to challenge the school administrators and teachers to support the bands so they can be encouraged to continue the great tradition of winning! It's free entertainment for goodness sake.

United States

#2 Apr 2, 2010
I couldn't agree more! It is disappointing that they don't get more support than they do. They are really talented and should be recognized for it! I was there last night and really enjoyed the whole thing. They are really missing out!

Waterloo, Canada

#3 Apr 2, 2010
You're talking about culture in high school in northeast arkansas. As far as any administration or teacher that doesn't teach a fine art is concerned if it doesn't go through a hoop get kicked through a goal post or get hit by a bat it doesn't mean jack sh*t. That's why in rector they spent 1.1 million dollars on a f*cking basketball gym rather than build an auditorium for the drama dept. that wins more awards each year than the sports programs. It's sad, and it f*cking blows, but unfortunately it continues be the case.
band or athletics

United States

#4 Apr 2, 2010
You have got to be kidding. No one wants to hear the band unless they have a kid in it. However, lots of people like athletic events. It's called reality!!

Little Rock, AR

#5 Apr 3, 2010
band or athletics wrote:
You have got to be kidding. No one wants to hear the band unless they have a kid in it. However, lots of people like athletic events. It's called reality!!
Well that is your opinion. I for one love to hear the band, and I don't have a child in it. I think that all of the kids should be encouraged, no matter what area it is. NOT just the athletes.

United States

#6 Apr 3, 2010
In all fairness, the administrators and staff received an email letting them know about the concert just 24 hours previously. Plus, I didn't see people showing up to see the ASU orchestra either. The only people there were parents/family of jazz band members.

It was a sad turnout, but culture isn't high on the list here. We're not Broadway. Just Paragould. At ballgames, you have parents of players, parents of band members, parents of cheerleaders and dance team, and general sports enthusiasts. It is also a more social event where you can talk to friends etc. All aspects you won't find at a band concert.

The jazz band did a great job though!
it happens

United States

#7 Apr 3, 2010
I think that its all high school bands. not just paragoulds.. i know for a fact that the bands a gct dont get the reconition either. both bands are great and no one seems to care

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