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Old 10-19-2011, 04:54 PM
 
Location: Tennessee/Michigan
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Twelve-year-old Andrew DiMarzio loves to play his tenor sax.
But when his bus driver told him he would not be able to bring his saxophone to school with him, Andrew decided he didnít want to play anymore.


Read more: Raynham youth banned from bringing saxophone on school bus - Taunton, MA - The Taunton Gazette
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Old 10-21-2011, 11:49 PM
 
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How odd. Kids here bring their instruments on the school bus all the time.
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Old 10-23-2011, 03:48 PM
 
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Well, did the kid whip it out and start playing Glowworm 500 times in a row? Given that it's a 12-year-old we're talking about, and the music probably sounded like one of those old Encyclopedia Brittanica filmstrips with the warped soundtrack, I can't really blame the bus driver all that much.
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Old 10-24-2011, 10:58 AM
 
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There's nothing in the article about the student taking it out of the case and playing it on the bus. That would certainly be bizarre enough to note. Our school district has several large school loaned instruments that stay in school so the students do not have to take them on the bus. That's not just a saxophone, that's a tenor sax which is quite large - 31". If you think about it, that's larger then what's allowed for a carry-on suitcase.
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The saxophone case measures 31 inches by 12 inches and, according to DiMarzio, weighs less than her son’s backpack.
Read more: Raynham youth banned from bringing saxophone on school bus - Taunton, MA - The Taunton Gazette

Our school allows up to regular sax sized instruments on the bus. Guitars, drums, etc. are not allowed. I think he was just looking for a reason to quit.
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