The fact that they scheduled Leon Band Night (required for incoming freshmen) on Yom Kippur is not.
I intend to call Leon myself tomorrow to a) yell and complain b) order them to change the night.
c) if they don't allow Deborah or other Jewish students to be a member of the band for not coming, or hold them back in any way for not being able to attend, I swear I'll kick them, and then sue them. Or something.
I am extremely upset that Middle School band night has been scheduled on the Jewish Holiday of Yom Kippur.
My younger sister Deborah (8th grade, Cobb Middle School, Clarinet) plans to join Leon Band this upcoming year, and was told that this night was required for all new students. However, the Jewish students would obviously not be able to go on the most important holiday of the year.
All teachers receive a calendar at the beginning of the year showing when all holidays are. You must have realized you were scheduling the Middle School Band Night on Yom Kippur.
Therefore, I can only assume you are an anti-semetic pig who doesn't want Jewish students to be allowed to join your band.
Please change your middle school band night, or offer an alternative. I'd hate to get the school board involved.