Doug Rutherford, the Chairman of the Board of Directors for YEA! wishes you a happy March 4th! In his video message, he delivers updates on programs, changes and events at YEA! over the last few months.
He starts with a note about today's special significance with USBands, as it is our National Sign-Up Day! With USBands giving programs their first opportunity to register for 2019 Fall Marching Season events, Doug said, "You can expect a commitment to service through accessibility, affordability and convenience for all of those programs."
He moves on to note that today is the 90 days from when he last checked in with the broader Youth Education in the Arts community. Following up on his promised updates regarding the expense reduction initiatives undertaken in December, he touches on the impact that implemented policies have had on students, employees, volunteers, parents and the Board of Directors. In particular, he notes the incredibly tough decision to suspend the operation of Cadets2. "In this case, it truly was a situation where we had to take a step back to be able to take a step forward," he said.