My middle school decided that they would offer students a second period of fine arts. What they are actually doing, is having one fine art that is 2/3rds of the year, and the other fine art 1/3rd of the year. So my already small private school band will be losing 6 students the 2nd week of March so that they can have art. Never about our Spring Contests, Concerts, and Solo and ensemble contests. By the way, this is what my BEGINNER band is going to have to deal with.