Well, you’ve probably heard by now. In case you haven’t, Proposal #10 didn’t pass. We put a ton of effort into making this proposal and WGI was generous enough to let me present and defend the proposal in the advisory board meeting this past weekend in Chicago. Despite all the grassroots work we organized and a very passionate presentation and debate, the board ultimately decided (in quite a landslide) that it’s not best for the activity right now.
Without disclosing too much of the discussion that took place in the meeting, I will say that there are many who are passionate about what aging out means and the cyclical process of aging out and teaching.
Interestingly enough, no other significant proposal was passed on the percussion side. I had a feeling prop 3, the proposal to allow staff members to use hand signals to adjust electronic levels, would be a slam dunk. But like Prop 10, there were many who felt differently and managed to make a good argument against the proposal.
Ok, enough serious stuff. This is drumFunny. Not it-took-so-much-work-and-passion-and-even-though-it-didn’t-work-out-I-still-grew-as-an-individual-and-became-richer-for-the-experienceFunny.
I was saving the above video for a special occasion. Ideally, the passing of Proposal 10. But I still think we earned this one, so enjoy.