Important meeting to discuss 6th grade band changes

BLACKFOOT—An important meeting to discuss upcoming changes in the Blackfoot Sixth Grade School's (BSGS) band program will be held on Monday 6 p.m. at the BSGS (50 S. Shilling).
There has been concern in the district about band program being pulled from the school curriculum and converted to an "after school program" at Mountain View Middle School
Blackfoot School District's curriculum director Joy Mickelsen explains, saying, "Through a grant that I was able to secure, we will be able to offer band at Mountain View Middle School from 2:30-3:25 (one hour earlier on Mondays because of early release) for our 6th grade students. We will be able to accommodate more students and offer more instruments because we don't have to transport them to BSGS."
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