Check with some of those folks and learn what they did. It certainly did not hinder the development of a terrific program.
: Hello everyone,
: I've recently taken a job at a K-6 school
: that does not have a band program but would
: like to start one. Beginning band will start
: in 5th grade. Currently the school is only 3
: years old and doesn't have a 6th grade class
: until next year. The previous music teacher
: tried to teach beginning band but the
: students didn't start instruments until late
: March. I'm not exactly sure how this came to
: be. WIth this new school year, 5th grade
: will be begnning band classes, but from what
: I've been told will meet once a week. The
: administration is still trying to finalize a
: schedule though, and I'm trying to talk them
: into more class time with the students and
: to perhaps split the class into WW, Brass
: and percussion if possible at all. My main
: question is, has anyone had any experience
: with a similar situation? What did you do?
: Were you able to make it work somehow? Any
: help is greatly appreciated.
: Thank you