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Re: Small School Band Program Eligibility Requirements
Posted by DesertJazz on 8/8/2017, 10:42 pm, in reply to "Small School Band Program Eligibility Requirements"
Sometimes the kid needs band more than the band needs them... I take each kid on a case by case basis. Does the kid come in and disrupt your program? No brainer, get rid of them. At the same time I've had some students who have constantly failed but come in and worked hard for me. My class may be the only reason they even show up to school and I stay on top of them on their grades. I won't put those kids in a spot until they can prove to me they can pass. Same thing with putting them in the top band, but I also won't kick that kid out personally.
I received a really touching note from one of those kids that graduated this past spring. She made it clear she never would have graduated without that... That makes it worth it all!