I am unaware of who is responsible for deciding where articles are placed. However, I was extremely disappointed in your coverage of the Cleveland High School Marching Band competition.
In your Nov. 18 edition, in a tiny corner of Page 10, there was a small picture and one sentence pertaining to this competition.
This was a national competition held in New York. The band performed after 10 at night in 30-degree temperatures.
These students spent their middle school years learning their instruments. They spend a good part of their summers, from daylight till dark, in band camps. And [they] spend many hours after school several times a week practicing. They are at games to perform in 90-degree weather and 30-degree weather.
If this had been one of our schools’ sports teams in a national competition it would have been on a prominent page of the paper, including an article of the event.
Please in the future give these gifted students the recognition they so rightfully deserve.
— Jackie Channel