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Fort Davis ISD Cancels Band Programs for Next Year

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By: Alexa Williams
NewsWest 9

FORT DAVIS - The Pride of The Tribe marching band was voted by our NewsWest 9 viewers as band of the year this year but sadly the marching band won't have a chance to win it all again next season.

"I hate to see them having to cancel band, it's a pretty good program," Fort Davis band parent, Joe Brooks, said.

On Monday night, Fort Davis ISD voted to remove the band program from the schools but the decision board members made is not sitting well with everyone.

"There's a lot of people involved in band and I'm positive everyone is upset about it," former band student, Joseline Hernandez, said.

The school district sent NewsWest 9 a statement about their decision that said, "With great regret, hard decisions have to be made for our school district to meet its obligations during this coming year and into the future." They also add that, "The board will be making both program and personnel changes in the 2014-2015 school year."

But parents and students are sad to see it go.

"We're just good in advancing in everything and we're trying to get a sweepstakes trophy so them cutting the program it really hurts everyone that was in it," 
Hernandez said.

"They enjoy the band classes and going to ball games and competitions," Brooks said.

As of now, there is no word on if or when the band will march again.