The comments made from the bandstand at this evening’s concert were not the way that The Rockport Legion Band would have handled the issue of children’s deportment at a band concert. The person who made the comment will not be back this summer. He did, however, raise an important issue.
We would like your input on the way that children should behave at a public concert. Should they be allowed to run around and scream at will? Should they remain seated and silent throughout? Should they have certain places in the program that they have the freedom to do as they choose?
Over the past five years, the music directors of the band have made a concerted effort to raise the level of playing in the group. If you have been a regular attendee at our programs, we are sure you have noticed the improvement in the musical abilities of the band. The band spends six months of the year rehearsing for the eight summer concerts, all of which are different programs. We are not the BSO or the Pops, but would like to be recognized for the work that we do put in to entertain our audiences.
If you, as either a regular or an occasional listener would be willing to help us develop guidelines for our children, it would be of great help to us. Please leave constructive suggestions in our comment section.
Incidentally, I’m fine.
Steve Thomas, Music Director
Rockport Legion Band