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Letters to the Editor

Let underaged musicians play in Dixon

When I read the Sept. 7 article by Rachel Rodgers, “Music in a Minor Key,” I was pleasantly surprised.

I knew band members who had been fighting for places to play since we were in high school, and now the policy about underaged band members being able to play in bars has given hope to new Dixon talent.

But when I discovered that some people wanted to repeal the policy, I was saddened.

A policy like this can do more good than bad. While I know that people might have their reservations about minors being in a bar, where they might be exposed to things like drinking and other debaucherous acts that happen in bars, musicians want to play.

They want to make something of themselves and help others like themselves.

They want to reach people who they can gain a following from, or who might benefit from their music.

Taking this opportunity from young people would be a disservice to those who have trusted the legal system to give them a substantial leap ahead in their careers.

If this policy were to stay the way that it is, young adults would be able to further themselves. They would be able to go farther and to reach a bigger audience, thus gaining a better following and growing their business.

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