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Thursday, November 14, 2013

Annandale Atoms Band Dis-Respectfully SHUT OUT at High School Football Game Halftime Show

MUSICIANS, PARENTS, STUDENTS, ATHLETES... STAND UP AND TAKE NOTE !!!


HELP MAKE THIS GO VIRAL SO THIS BAND WILL GET THE RESPECT THAT THEY DESERVE AS WELL AS ONE LAST CONCERT THE WAY IT SHOULD BE !!!

http://www.thea-blast.org/top-stories/2013/11/13/band-kicked-field/


READ THAT ARTICLE FIRST PLEASE, AND THEN READ THE REST OF THIS.


That article says all the details and I will not take credit for the excellent reporting at that link nor try to paint the picture any other way in my own words, other then what follows.


The specifics in the article are really appalling to me, and i hope this gets the attention it deserves, changes are made accordingly, coaches or anyone else involved held accountable, and most importantly, the band gets a great final senior concert as they so deserve.


My sister brought this to my attention, so I will in turn say what I feel I should, as I have in-laws that went to this fine high school, and we are all a part of the Fairfax County family of schools and should make an example of this to offer prevention of any repeat at any school nationwide!

I am saddened to see your band (Annandale Atoms) has been treated so poorly. They deserved the utmost respect and were denied that by the other teams coach, as referenced in this article at this link below.

I am a Fairfax County School graduate from 1986 and I participated in Orchestra and Football and Wrestling and other sports.


I did not attend Annandale, however my sister in law and her brother did, and I know of no one in my family or friends that would tolerate this insane behavior. 

One of my best friends in youth became the marching bands drum major.

I would have been disgusted to see him treated like this, and it is for all of those reasons I am sorry for your band's and fan's and team's treatment on such a special night for all involved.

I hope the County School Board addresses this county wide, perhaps suggesting a state wide letter too as a way to increase awareness of this unacceptable behavior and prevent another such incident..., and maybe this will spread through social media nationwide, and at any hand, become an example of what not to do, and I think your award winning band should get to play a huge concert, perhaps in Washington D.C., to celebrate what music is about, uplifting the spirit of the individual and the collective, and certainly not just dis-respected entertainment to turn off like a switch to a radio, by an uncouth coach setting a terrible example for all in attendance, and perhaps now an entire country!

This link looks to go viral today, and there is a very good chance WUSA 9 is working on the story as I saw this on their website through a post a family member had made.

We, two sisters and a brother as well as myself in my own family, grew up and all graduated from Fairfax County schools. We still admire those days and stand for something better as we were taught and always speak up when we see mis-givings as such. I am still a musician and still an admirer of sports, and I, for one, only hope this is properly addressed and covered so perhaps the band will get their due respect as earned and proven in competition, as well as music also getting a lift in education as an instrumental program (pun intended) to further enrichment and higher thinking, as it is scientifically proven to nurture the mind into a sharper tool... one the coach that had the tantrum must not maintain, and it is my guess he was never in a respectable musical program.

I hope for healing and better treatment in the future, and I as a musician and sports lover myself will say I know more folks have respect and will not tolerate this kind of behavior acted upon our loving talented hard working youth, and offer my own blessings towards healing I hope the entire band gets to share soon.

They deserve another concert, and I hope it will be huge and soon!


Share this and make this go viral!


Help them to get the concert they so deserve, perhaps even at the White House!


Again, this was to be their last home performance as a marching band for the entire year, and think about that for the hard working tenured seniors most especially, on designated " Senior Night ".

Will they be given the opportunity to perform one last show properly with honor and respect?

Will you support one last show ?

Please sign this petition if you would like to see them offered a great chance at a show somewhere, maybe in Washington D.C., perhaps at the Kennedy Center or the White House, but preferably somewhere great where they can march !!!

A performance in a grand place to honor these award winning musicians is what they deserve to help erase away one very disrespectful evening on what was suppose to be a very special night, "Senior Night".

PLEASE SIGN THIS AND THEN RE-POST AND SHARE THE PETITION.

THANKS

http://www.thepetitionsite.com/681/802/546/annandale-atoms-marching-band-one-last-performance/#sign



Make your complaint's here !!!

FAIRFAX COUNTY SCHOOL BOARD

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http://www.thea-blast.org/top-stories/2013/11/13/band-kicked-field/