Ok, I've got a long story to tell and if you TB folks don't mind I'd like to blow off some serious steam. I'm in the high school band. We have 74 people and compete against bands that are 150+ due to our school being large. We compete against those larger , richer bands and still manage to get in the top 4 at state championships these past three years. When I was in 8th grade our high school band was pathetic. But the same year my class moved into it, we got a new Director: Mr. G. You see Mr. G was the first director that led Florence High to all superior in Marching band and Concert band. He is young, only 30 and has been with my class since I was a freshman. We all loved Mr. G and most became very close to him. He was like a father figure to me, a great guy. Embarrassingly I'll admit he was somewhat of a hero to me, a role model. Of course despite his obvious charisma and the fact that most of us adored him, some were always out to get him. See, the name of the game in Florence is scandal. My town has a bad reputation for dirty launBdry. Anyhow, there were people who opposed him. Me and many of my peers defended him though, no matter what they'd say about his sometimes harsh methods of making us perfect as a band.This year has been especially difficult . Many of the senior class don't like Mr.G and many got kicked out . You see , our band though small is very tight knit , like a family, so this affects all of us. Due to egos and people being selfish and spoiled this year has been turbulent, even though we are the best we've ever been. I stood by Mr.G all through criticism and tons of bull****. Here's where it gets bad.Last friday, three days before State Concert Festival (VERY IMPORTANT PERFORMANCE) Mr.G is mysteriously gone. The Assistant director Mr.D informs us that he doesn't know where G is and doesn't know what happened, all he tells us is that he'll be directing at State competition. Most of us begin to worry for Mr.G, fearing for his safety thinking something bad has happened to him. Fastforward to Monday. We go to state,make the highest scores we've ever made, still worrying about Mr. G. This afternoon , our principal informs us of his whereabout. It seems Mr. G , a man I once thought of as a father type figure and role model is permantly suspended from teaching and will be on trial for having an affair with a student, a senior that was in our color guard. Though she is 18, her parents are pressing charges and he ain't never coming back. The little whore was willing and they supposedly engaged in explicit emails and other crap. So there it is. This role model is actually a DIRTBAG! I've had to keep my cool around the other members of the band, I'm a section leader and it'll look bad if I over react infront of them.BUT DAMNIT! I feel betrayed.Like a cold knife in my back and the backs of my peers. This guy told me all the time of how bad my cussing was and my occasional use of drugs was bad and here he is screwing another student! This role model is A CREEP! I am extremely angry for my band. I could care less about that worthless ****bag now, I'm only worried about the band . Rant over. Thank you folks , I really just needed to get that off of my chest and have someone listen. Feel free to respond however.