The Wausau School District (WSD) has decided to limit “religious” music performed at annual Christmas concerts. Three choices were given to the music education departments in the district:
1. For every five secular songs, one religious song may be performed.
2. Eliminate all holiday music from the concert.
3. Postpone concerts until after December.
The backlash from this decision has resulted in the school’s elite choir, the Master Singers, disbanding, and the remaining school concerts being cancelled. As can be expected, parents and students alike have stepped up in protest and the WSD has called a special school board meeting TONIGHT, October 10, at 6:30 p.m. at the Wausau East High School.
Parents in the WSD have also started a Facebook page, Wausau School District Cancels Christmas, with up-to-date information and a petition to sign in opposition to the decision made by the WSD administration.
WFA urges concerned parents and citizens who live in the Wausau School District to attend the meeting tonight. Julaine Appling, WFA President, will be at the meeting and may speak on this issue.
WFA president Julaine Appling interviewed concerned Wausau parent, Meg Ellefson, on WVCY’s Home Front program this week. Listen to the interview HERE.
Listen HERE to Julaine’s interview on WSAU.
Read more about this issue HERE.