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Author:  clarinetwitproblems08 [ Wed Oct 05, 2005 8:43 pm ]
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well for the most part at my school we all get along although we have all have different views on how the band should be run... but in the end we get the job done i guess. at least this years is way better than last years. i guess ( i was not on it las year) that it was more about what ur tittle was and the power u had over the band. but i was wondering how is all ur guys Councils working out for u all?

Author:  ZJH [ Wed Oct 05, 2005 8:49 pm ]
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Our council's kinda being flakey, as some members didn't even show up to the meetings (some were never informed, some disappeared, some were at football practice, etc.), but we still get things done. We're getting a lot of things started, since we're still a relatively new band and all, so yeah, we're gettin' there.

Author:  deina-kun [ Wed Oct 05, 2005 10:40 pm ]
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We don't have a band council at our, but the student leadership is assigned the same way and can be considered one:

01 - drum major
02 - assistant drum majors
03 - brass/woodwind/battery/pit captains
04 - section leaders
05 - assistant section leaders

So the drum major would be the president, assistants vice pres, etc.

Most of the student leaders are in good terms (most being friends), so in general we get along pretty well, but if someone's friendship is better with one person compared to another and there are differences in opinion, they "better friend" is usually sided with, so there is also lots of bias with it. We also have a problem with the drum major and an assistant drum major going out, so if the assistant is doing something he's not supposed to do or not keeping on task, we can't ask the drum major to sort him out and have to go to the director who's usually busy or nowhere in sight.

We're also a new band and we're doing some changes with how the leadership helps the band run more efficiently, but it might take a couple of times to get things right. It seems like we're slowly getting divided as the season goes on and competitions are coming up.. :/

Author:  ZJH [ Thu Oct 06, 2005 4:32 pm ]
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Yeah, that whole "DM going out with the assistant" thing just completely complicates things. That's why I kinda "vowed" that I wouldn't have any relationships in band as long as I was holding any leadership position (DM and historian). But yeah, I hope things get better for you guys.

Author:  clarinetwitproblems08 [ Mon Oct 10, 2005 5:00 pm ]
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well i was also wondering how many meetings u have a week or month????

Author:  oxymoron314 [ Thu Oct 13, 2005 7:35 pm ]
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i'd say our "council" i ono...we call ourselves "student staff." lol. neways...we get along pretty good. We have a drum major, asst. dm, equipment manager, librarians, and of course the captains. We meet about every rehearsal before and after, except for zero periods. It may seem like alot, but it allows us to really understand how the band is doing as a whole. :D

Author:  thedarkwally [ Sat Oct 15, 2005 11:38 pm ]
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Ya, our Band Board is quite tighly knit this year; out of the 20-25 of us, the majority of us kinda clique tougether, and the others are friends of at least one or two of the other leaders, so in the end it all works out with us being a big group of friends.

Anyway, as for effecitiveness, we all manage to have at least one or two people we can go to for immediate problems, and are able to work tougether very effecively. While we do have our differences in though, at least we're able to settle them very quickly, or at least humanely.

Author:  ilovetheclarinet [ Sat Oct 22, 2005 10:49 pm ]
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hey u said our council was pretty good, but i think otherwise. after all there always is alot of complaining going on there but nothing ever seems to get resolved and no one listens to me!!!!!!!!!!! if you are who i think you are then you will know where i am coming from, girl from the outskirts of lm. :soap:

Author:  formermarcher [ Sat Oct 22, 2005 11:26 pm ]
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ilovetheclarinet wrote:
hey u said our council was pretty good, but i think otherwise. after all there always is alot of complaining going on there but nothing ever seems to get resolved and no one listens to me!!!!!!!!!!! if you are who i think you are then you will know where i am coming from, girl from the outskirts of lm. :soap:

Okay, I would suggest you be a bit more careful with the word selection you use, in particular the last sentence you said there. Lets not start making personal or small group references because those will generally lead and breed into a large conflict that doesn't really solve anything.

Perhaps if you were to expand on what you have said though in a strictly non-derogatory way someone on the board can make suggestions or give advice.

Author:  thatonehornguy [ Wed Oct 26, 2005 8:56 pm ]
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well, we dont call it council, just the leaders. my main problem is that im a section leader, and the officer(s) in my section like to mess around during practice, and they wont listen to me, so yea, thats how its going for me

Author:  Jakob der ludner [ Fri Oct 28, 2005 10:39 pm ]
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We have a band staff, and so far, it's been really tight knit because we're pretty much one clique, with the exception of one person in particular, but I choke on expounding more on that here. The main thing with our band staff is reconciling band and orchestra. Our president's doing a really good job this year with trying to be as involved with orchestra as he is in band (personal feelings, he's still not getting the response he wants I think), but then again, it's really hard when you're dealing with two different groups of people that probably don't know each other, and one group gets significantly more favor than the other (in terms of activity and recognition around school), especially when you're dealing with their leaders.

Author:  cant blive its not butter [ Wed Nov 16, 2005 5:28 pm ]
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Our Band Council rocks!

Author:  altogirl06 [ Wed Nov 16, 2005 10:16 pm ]
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very well actually. we laugh and joke all the time. last years was a bit well, meh. :roll:

Author:  pitguymatt89 [ Fri Nov 25, 2005 4:57 pm ]
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well. we kinda dont sometimes.

we argue alot

Author:  mizxmaria [ Sun Aug 27, 2006 12:03 pm ]
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our council gets along great. aside some of the flakey section leaders, the real council (drum major, asst. drum major, president, vp, secretary, publicicty etc) is always on top of things. we know our responsibilities and get them done. usually our director makes the decisions but he asks if we have any suggestions and what not. we meet once a month at least and everything goes perfectly well.

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