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No band, no excuses

Letter to the Editor | Monday, September 28, 2009

We don’t want to hear excuses about how the band is going to San Antonio this year, etc., etc. At the VERY LEAST, band members should have been encouraged to VOLUNTARILY attend the Purdue game Saturday night, just like the 90 percent of the end zone fans who were there rooting for Notre Dame. The volunteer band members could have signed any necessary waiver to the University, etc. It was just SO depressing to see our fans in the end zone try to get up a chorus of the Notre Dame Fight Song, as the team was defending the opposite end zone 100 yards away, and hear the team members have to lead themselves in the alma mater after the game. No excuses. Time for the administration leaders of the band to start thinking outside the box, and make sure the band is represented at a game which is being played only a little more than an hour away from campus.

Jim Blase

law school alumnus

class of 1981

Sept. 28