Originally created 07/03/97

Wants more money for Westside band



Why is the bulk of the budget for Richmond County school bands sent to John S. Davidson Fine Arts Magnet School? There is a great need for instruments at other schools.

Westside High School bands do an excellent job and sound wonderful. It is a shame some of the instruments are held together with tape. Davidson was given over $50,000 for band and Westside was given $5,000 for the upcoming year Ä and the band may not get all of that. Is this fair?

The Westside band director does a wonderful job, as well as all of the kids. They work their hearts out and are very talented. I would invite anyone to listen to the band in concert. The Westside band always does excellent in all competitions. Just think how well they will do with better instruments.

Russell Jordan, Augusta