MUSIC FOR EVERYONE: ELIMINATE THE MARCHING BAND PREREQUISITE AT FAIRVIEW HIGH SCHOOL (Boulder, Colorado)
Are you a current, former, or future Fairview High School (FHS) student or a parent/guardian? Please sign this petition!
For many years, FHS in Boulder, Colorado, has required students to enroll in marching band as a prerequisite to participating in other bands. Marching band at FHS entails a heavy commitment, including:
- Two weeks of full-day practice (40 hours/week) in the summer before school starts.
- An average out-of-school practice/performance commitment of fifteen hours per week, for ten weeks. This is the equivalent of an extra high school class, requiring evening, and sometimes late night, attendance that is disruptive to academic work, meals, and sleep.
- A financial contribution of $600 dollars.
FHS students who cannot meet these commitments, or are not interested in marching band, must give up all other high school band education opportunities.
Eliminating the marching band prerequisite would allow more students to participate in music at FHS!
Need more information? You'll find it here.I support eliminating the marching band prerequisite so more students can participate in music at Fairview High School!