School musical rehearsals - reasonable or not?

(30 Posts)
webwiz Mon 03-Dec-12 23:11:35

I understand that the music teacher wants DCs to make a commitment and stick to it but I'm losing patience with this already and the stupid thing isn't till July yes bloody July. Every Tuesday for ages after school and the only accepted reason for non attendance is that you were too ill to be in school that day.

DS got into trouble for not going last week and was told that "nothing is more important than rehearsals". The reason DS didn't go was that he was in the french department trying to catch up some of the preparation work for an upcoming controlled assessment that he's missed while he was ill. The french teacher could only stay late on a tuesday. DS did explain why he wasn't at the rehearsal but he still got roundly told off. Normally year 11's who have shown commitment and reliability in previous productions are cut a bit of slack when actual GCSE work has to be completed but obviously not with this teacher. And what is happening in these rehearsals that must never be missed? Watching the songs on youtube because the words haven't arrived yet hmm

Rant over!

Picturesinthefirelight Tue 04-Dec-12 22:10:52

Love WWRY. A school dh works in did it a few years ago

His current school has just auditioned for Phantom

EvilTwins Tue 04-Dec-12 22:51:27

Wow - Phantom! We just don't have the technical facilities (sob) Loads of fab, talented kids, though, and, for once, a whole stack of superb boys (yes BOYS!) who can act and sing AND don't care what anyone says about them acting and singing.

Picturesinthefirelight Tue 04-Dec-12 23:15:55

Boys yea!

His current school is vocational but its still very hard vocally and the kids arnt selected for their singing.

Picturesinthefirelight Tue 04-Dec-12 23:17:51

I run out of school drama classes and we have next to no technical facilities so try and aim for quality of acting over pizazz

Excerpts from Wund in the Willows & Lord if the Flies for us next week.

Lancelottie Wed 05-Dec-12 13:24:13

God, DS would kill to be allowed to do Phantom!
They did Les Mis last year though. That's very boy-heavy too (lots of dead students... sob!).

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