Students deserve full attention
I attended the annual Lindsey Middle School Concert on Tuesday evening and would like to commend the teachers and their students for their hard work and wonderful program.
I wish the audience’s behavior extended the courtesy to the students that they deserved.
During the 35-minute concert, not 30 seconds went by without children and adults running in and out of the doors, which was extremely disruptive to those of us trying to listen.
I am sure other school concerts and programs will be held in the days ahead and I would like to ask that those attending follow these common courtesies:
• Get to the program on time.
• Use the restroom before you go or at the location before the program begins.
• Shut your cell phones off or, better yet, leave them in the car. I am sure you can be without calls or texting for 35 minutes.
• Teach your children to sit quietly. I know this is easier said than done, but this is a good time to teach them to be courteous to others.
I understand there are unforeseen circumstances, but if everyone tried to follow these suggestions, the program would be more enjoyable for everyone.
As I looked at those beautiful faces with smiles as they completed their concert, I could see how much it meant to the musicians and singers to be able to share their blossoming talents with us.
Let’s give them back the respect they deserve.