Friday, July 14, 2006

Another Reason to Homeschool

Oh, for Pete's sake; didn't we go through this at Christmas with instrumental carols offending people?

The senior members proposed to perform Biebl’s piece instrumentally; no lyrics or words would be sung or said, nor did the senior members intend that any lyrics would be printed in ceremony programs or otherwise distributed to members of the audience. However, despite the absence of lyrics, Dr. Carol Whitehead, superintendent of Everett School District No. 2, refused to allow the ensemble to perform “Ave Maria” at their graduation ceremony because she believed the piece to be religious in nature.
The kids weren't trying to sneak something religious into graduation; it was a piece they'd performed before, and they happened to like playing it.

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