Band deserves title rings

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I support Burke County High School’s football players and coaches in having their bill for their custom state championship rings paid for. I understand that they are making separate souvenir rings for different groups – cheerleaders, administrators, board members, school employees, etc.

Championship rings for the players and coaching staff are in the works. Coach Eric Parker designed the ring for his players, and the Touchdown Club is offering a commemorative ring with an alternate design for its members to purchase as the ultimate souvenir from the season.

It would be nice to have a separate souvenir to be designed for the band members to mark the memorable season to purchase also, same as the cheerleaders. The bands have had to follow this team from the first day to the last without their funding or help.

Membership in the Touchdown Club is open to all Bear fans and supporters, so any community member who wants to purchase a ring may do so by joining the club. But why would a band member or band booster member join the Touchdown Club when we also support the football team?

I love the football team, too, but I am a proud parent of a band student who supports the band and the football players by coming to the games over the years, buying the things they sell. Now what about the band?

Lily May Butler Lewis


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avidreader 01/12/12 - 06:50 am
I don't get it! Does your

I don't get it! Does your band have its own booster's club? If not, organize one and let them pick up the tab. I'm surprised this letter even made it to the editorial pages. It's difficult to understand your point.

Little Lamb
Little Lamb 01/12/12 - 09:14 am
So this band mother wants

So this band mother wants somebody else to purchase a ring for her band member child because a football team won a championship. That is entitlement mentality logic run amok. There is no end to it.

localsportsadvocate 01/12/12 - 09:53 am
If the band wins a "battle of

If the band wins a "battle of the band" contest or any other honors, should the football team also get a trophy?

augusta citizen
augusta citizen 01/12/12 - 10:13 am
The band members should each

The band members should each receive a ring, a trophy, a gold star, straight A's on their next report card and manna from heaven. They are surely entitled to it.

Chillen 01/12/12 - 10:46 am
Trophys for Everyone! Even

Trophys for Everyone! Even if they weren't on the field. It's the 21st Century way.

longleafpine 01/12/12 - 12:32 pm
Come on people!!! Aren't

Come on people!!! Aren't school systems and parents stressed enough financially?? Whose ego is being stroked here?

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