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is bad enough anyway in adults, Rochelle said. when you do this to high school kids, high school is hard enough the way it is.
you're doing is wrong, Garrett said. needs to be fixed. How would you feel? That's what I'd ask them. They should have not let me audition. That's the thing. If they didn't let me audition, then I'd have saved the suffering. But I mostly mad at the state because it's their rule.
just finishing a taped audition for this year's junior honor choir. He hopes to once again hit the high notes there, as a soprano.
Garrett is generally a quiet guy. He'll tell you all about how he still has a chance at All State Band, or maybe even at a national science award. But he wants to sing too. His friends were just as surprised as he was by the Activities Association's decision.
Rochelle says that's because two days after his audition, Garrett's teachers pulled him aside and said he might not make all state because according the state, guys don't sing soprano.
It's every student's dream to earn All State honors. From the hardwood to the stage, those opportunities abound across KELOLAND. But one Yankton student was turned away because his talent breaks the rules for a state sanctioned event.
The music flowing from these walls on Roberts Street is enough to make anyone want to stop and hear more. And what you'll find here is a familiar sound to the Adam family.
He's been in junior honor choir, band, marching band and more. And as a freshman this year at Yankton High School Garret had his sights set on an even bigger challenge: all state chorus. He signed up under the part he sings every day in choir: Soprano.
a twin and his twin has had a voice change for a good year and a half already, Rochelle said. it might happen. Maybe it won't ever.
Garret has sung soprano in other honor choirs not sanctioned by the high school activities association. He's Nike Vapormax Flyknit Black Mens
play the flute and piccolo in the band, Garrett said. I've been interested in singing a long time now, really interested in singing.
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Rochelle says the only solution the activities association offered was that Garrett's voice could change before his sophomore year, making him eligible to sing in all state chorus.
was amazed that something like this could happen, Garrett's mom, Rochelle Adam, said. I Nike Vapormax Plus 2018 can't believe we're dealing with this stuff now.
KELOLAND News caught up with James Weaver of the South Dakota High School Activities Association about this story.
Garrett and his mom admit that he might not have made the cut, but believe his chances were "pretty good" and they hope the rule can be changed without legal action.
let me walk in, I filled out the paper, gave it to her and she's like, okay, Garrett said.
just afraid his voice won't ever change enough so he can sing tenor or bass, Rochelle said. if it doesn't? Then he won't ever get the opportunity to sing in all state chorus.
was mad because when you say that you're good enough and you're not accepted, that's just not right, Garrett said.
and bass. In their eyes, that's two boys and two girls. In fact, the organization's constitution says "no entry is to be less than a mixed quartet made up of two girl singers and two boy singers."
14 year old Garrett Adam is good at many things. Music is one of them.
And that could leave this family on a very sour note.
somebody can explain to me how this isn't discrimination, okay, I'd be alright with that, Rochelle said. anybody I've talked to can seem to do that.
policy actually maintains the integrity of the choir and actually does promote gender equality, Weaver said. example, it prevents males or females from taking other spots. It also looks out for the overall vocal health of the student involved because even though in this particular case, the male student does sing at a soprano level to go the other direction which is actually more common is to have more girls take tenor spots, it's not healthy for a lot of girls to sing at a tenor Nike Air Vapormax Flyknit Colors
Rochelle took those concerns all the way to the South Dakota High School Activities Association in Pierre. According to the organization's constitution each school must send quartets, a soprano, alto, tenor Nike Vapormax White Green
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