AVHS Sports ...no music? no play by play? no fun!
Original post made by Janis Giovacchini, Amador Valley High School, on Apr 5, 2009
After being told last week that there should be no music or announcing
at AVHS athletic events I'm just wondering why? A huge part of sports
is the fans, music, cheering, hearning your name announced on the loud speaker.
For some reason all athletes at AVHS are being denied all of the above! Every
other school we travel to enjoys the high school sports experience. Why not us?
And by the way, every other school is surrounded by neighbors and houses. Our
events are completed by 9:30 pm. The AVHS athletic dept. has worked diligently to
comply with requests for less noise from neighbors. The volume has been lowered,
the speakers on the visitor's side are turned off, and all music is cleared with the
Vice Principal before it is placed on the play list.
I have spoken to the Pleasanton P.D. and we are not too loud nor are we
breaking any laws. Schools are exempt from the noise abatement laws. So what
exactly is the problem? If you purchase a home next to the fairgrounds, the
freeway, a busy road, or a school you are going to hear some noise! Pleasanton
is supposed to be the model city for raising a family. As a parent of a graduating
Senior I sure hope so. I would also like to know who is making these decisions?