When I was young and went to my first small school gig, I lost a couple of kids after the first rehearsal because I went in with a plan to just play a Bb scale, then get to playing some music to get them excited. Twenty minutes later and we still couldn't play a Bb scale and I was ticked and it wasn't good. Kicked myself when I got home for being an idiot. I got one of those kids back, and overall it was a good experience and we rebuilt the program, but what I remember most is that first rehearsal.
: It's a tiny district, and we aren't in TX, but
: I just want this to be the best it can be.
: The kids deserve that and I don't want to
: have a mediocre career. I can't live with
: that. I guess I can start fundamentals and
: only work on music and not start drill till
: school starts. I plan on writing an easy box
: show. I just want these kids to have a good
: experience. And I want the program to be
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: that my band camp is 8 hours. Total. Does