Another to consider; tell them you would like to use them as 'the recruiting' band. Go and play for the lower grades as often as possible!
: what DO you do for the semester.
: Got a second year group at JH - all 7th
: grade (second year players) because 8th are
: with HS. Not giving up on UIL contest yet,
: but I'm not sure it's best for this group.
: What would we do? Need something to both
: push their skill level and make band
: "fun" so they don't drop next
: We had great success last semester with JH
: pep rallies.