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Proud Parent

Wentzville, MO

#1 Jan 24, 2010
Congratulations to the Troy Show Choirs for a fantastic Pleasant Hill Invitational competition. Troy is the Grand Champion!!!! What an amazing performance! This group should be on the front page of the LCJ.
Lincoln County Watcher

Belle, MO

#2 Jan 25, 2010
Proud Parent wrote:
Congratulations to the Troy Show Choirs for a fantastic Pleasant Hill Invitational competition. Troy is the Grand Champion!!!! What an amazing performance! This group should be on the front page of the LCJ.
What a great group and ambassadors for our community! Thank heaven we have them. Maybe would could get the R-III schools to use them to recruit businesses to the area?
Curious fellow

Wentzville, MO

#3 Jan 25, 2010
When people are deciding which area they want to live in schools are of utmost importance if they have kids. Most of the feedback I hear from out of area people is positive about troy schools. As far as businesses go....profit motive tops all. If enough people want a particular service it'll find a way to get here. That said....Way to Go Troy! The show choirs here are UNBELIEVABLE. I watched them at a chamber event and was blown away.
Loves To Watch

Lake Saint Louis, MO

#4 Jan 26, 2010
The kids did a fantastic job at the Pleasant Hill Competition! Express is out of this world and Soundwave is awesome too! Our directors are the best and the parent support is fantastic this year! Our middle school show choir, Tonali-T really puts on a great show too! If you haven't seen Troy's Show Choirs perform, come out to the Troy Show Choir Invitational on February 6th, where you will not only see our Show Choirs but many others from several states perform! You won't be disappointed. Please come and support our school and our kids!
The Way I See It

Sanford, NC

#5 Jan 27, 2010
I support my School by paying 80% of my taxes to R-III. The School Board uses my taxes to Terry Morrow $156,000+ per years and other top 5 Employees over $110,000.00 per year. They are sucking the life out of the taxpayers.
Encore Member

Wentzville, MO

#6 Jan 27, 2010
Now Now : There are enough sites to complain about wasted tax dollars. This site is for those that are proud of what the directors and amazing students have done with extreme diligence and effort. The Troy Show Choirs ROCK!!!!
The Way I See It

Sanford, NC

#7 Jan 27, 2010
Now Now - What planet did you fall off.
Encore Member

Wentzville, MO

#8 Jan 27, 2010
I bitch about taxes too....just thought it would be nice to see a site that didn't have to be about that. Planet Earth.
Loves To Watch

Lake Saint Louis, MO

#9 Jan 27, 2010
We all pay taxes and I don't think that anyone really enjoys it! Paying taxes has nothing to do with the great group of kids that work so hard to put on this spectacular show. Come out and support the kids and our school. Troy has a great school, great staff and awesome kids and it shows. Whether it be Show Choir, Sports, Ag. or any of the countless programs we have, Troy always excels because of the support we get from teachers, administrators, parents and our community!
Just an Observation

Wentzville, MO

#10 Jan 27, 2010
My wife graduated H.S. at one of the big Parkway schools; When they have choir concerts they're lucky to have 100 people in attendance. We have to have two shows due to crowds at Bonfils. Troy is blessed to have dedicated teachers and parents.
Loves to Watch

Lake Saint Louis, MO

#11 Jan 28, 2010
Amen to that! The choir concerts draw huge crowds, usually standing room only and what a performance the audience gets! The musical talent in our school district is amazing and Mr. Drinkall is such a good choral director, along with all the other wonderful music teachers in the district!! Troy probably has one of the best music departments in the state. Troy is definitely blessed as far as the music programs go!
Music man

Wentzville, MO

#12 Feb 2, 2010
Come to the Troy Invitational this Saturday for an amazing day of intense competition and good food.
Loves To Watch

Lake Saint Louis, MO

#13 Feb 7, 2010
Ok, lets get some feedback on the Show Choir Invitational held yesterday! What a great event. There were a lot of really good groups performing and very good attendance, and of course great performances from our own Tonali-T, Soundwave and Express!
Music man

United States

#14 Feb 17, 2010
The competition was good. Troy will have its hands full at the Sullivan invitational. Good luck to all the hard working kids....you deserve another championship. Mt. Zion's going to bring it...as is Wheaton warrenville....I'm hoping we smoke em!
Tms

United States

#15 Jul 2, 2010
Hey tms did a great job too this year 2009-2010
Sweet baby

United States

#16 Jul 2, 2010
I hope the lack of funds don't affect out wonderful music program.
Citizen Kane

Chicago, IL

#17 Jul 2, 2010
Sweet baby wrote:
I hope the lack of funds don't affect out wonderful music program.
Show Choir folks, if you thought that the check you wrote for your childs participation was big, get ready, it will be much bigger this year if the proposed tax increase fails. In fact, all extracurriculars will be on the chopping block. And then, you won't have to worry about writing any checks at all because there will not be show choir of any sort. If all the folks that complain about taxes and "unnecessary" spending have their way, we'll just not have much of a school left. By the way, the FFA building will close too and all the Ag classes will be cut.
idiots

Cape Girardeau, MO

#18 Jul 2, 2010
its useless kane, the troyidots dont care about or have any pride in the school district. they look at it as the enemy.there are toooo many of them working against you and the outcome will be the last nail in the troy coffin.show choir,sports,books,teachers,pa ras,secretaries,admins,bus drivers,cooks,coaches, all will be cut by 25% if this thing doesnt pass. i mean cut in # of people, not salary. salaries will be cut as well for anyone who is left. in stead of wellston, we can call ourselves troyston and be merged into elsberry. elseberry trojans - sounds good to me.
Go Cards

Harrison, AR

#19 Jul 3, 2010
Citizen Kane wrote:
<quoted text>Show Choir folks, if you thought that the check you wrote for your childs participation was big, get ready, it will be much bigger this year if the proposed tax increase fails. In fact, all extracurriculars will be on the chopping block. And then, you won't have to worry about writing any checks at all because there will not be show choir of any sort. If all the folks that complain about taxes and "unnecessary" spending have their way, we'll just not have much of a school left. By the way, the FFA building will close too and all the Ag classes will be cut.
I support the tax increase, but I don't know how immediate the risk is to the music programs. While the choir and band have a yearly budget, I believe the show choirs and marching band largely (not entirely) pay for themselves. As has been noted in the past, show choir parents pay large sums each year to cover charter busses, costumes, contest fees, stage props, etc. Meanwhile, the marching band students pay a fee each year to cover the costs of competitions and shirts, the band uniforms have been paid off for years (a large chunk of that cost was raised privately by the band parents), most students own their instruments, and the large school-owned instruments are already paid off. Obviously if things get really bad the music programs will be at risk, but I don't know how cost saving that would be due to the fact that the programs are in many (again, not all) respects self-sustaining.

Furthermore, students are required to have a fine arts credit to graduate, and if the music programs are eliminated, that leaves roughly one or two drama teachers and three art teachers to cover 2,000 students at TBHS. At maximum class efficiency, that would require each teacher to cover 100 students a year. I don't think graduation requirements can be met without the music classes.
Yuk

Saint Peters, MO

#20 Jul 3, 2010
You are right. Parents of show choir and band students pay out of their own pockets for these extra-curricular activites to go on, although the school does have a budget it provides for the music programs. It would be a terrible thing if the music and/or ag. programs were cut at Troy! These programs are made up of the brightest and well behaved kids in the district! They are smart, hard working and they want to go the extra mile to achieve great things! And they have parents who want the programs to succeed and will give the extra money and work a little harder to make sure the shows go on!

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