Stop the Oppression of the Arts at Montrose

Montrose High School's schedule for the new school year involves changes. Four 42-minute lunch periods will now be 3 30-minute periods. 4 minutes in the halls will now be 3. Because lunches are shorter than the now 50-minute classes, they can't be dropped for more electives. Students who only have 2 or 3 electives will have to choose between foreign languages (which are accepted as important for college-bound students), and band or chorus. A student who has French and wants to take band can't take chorus, and vice versa. This is unfair; and I'm afraid it is another symptom of the slow choking-off of the music program in the Montrose Area School District. Sign this petition, and we may be able to stop these ridiculous and unnecessary changes before they start.


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    Patricia Albrecht, United States

    5 years ago Comments: There are tons of studies out there saying that music is important at young ages to help increase learning in all subjects. Music is more than an elective and how many students go on to music in their college education in both majors or electives there?
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    Leilani Branzuela, United States

    5 years ago Comments: I loved the music programs. I was in both band and Chorus for a few years until I switched to just chorus.
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    Molly Mattingly, United States

    6 years ago
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