To The Daily Sun,
I'm an 8th grader at Laconia Middle School who is writing to you about the school district's budget. This budget should be changed so that everything can stay in place. The way Laconia is running its schools right now is great for students who want to go to college for music because we offer those programs for the people who want it.
Having the School Board cut elementary band infuriated me and something should be said. When the high school band comes to play at the schools, it gives something for the students to look forward to — joining the band. But they can't do this because there is no band and when they get to middle school they will try it but won't like it because they didn't learn the fundamentals of the music or the instrument. Now, after doing the math, in six year the middle school band won't be as good as it has been and the high school band won't either. Then, eventually, not enough kids will want to join band because it's not going to be fun, because they are going to be too busy learning even how to play. Moving band to after school won't do anything because the Project Extra teachers won't devote to it and they will have it like once a week where that isn't enough time to get anything accomplished.
Eventually, the band will not even be a part of Laconia anymore.
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