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Re: Students missing or late for rehearsals in small school program
I always made night rehearsals a major grade, but still had issues with attendance. 1/3 of the kids just not showing up, which frustrate the other 20 kids that do show up. I'm trying to get everything done during class, but it has been a struggle.
An easier drill has helped, but the lack of time on marching fundamentals and music memorization is killing us.
Assistant wanted some suggestions from other more experienced smalls school directors. What do you do about students that consistently show up 10-30 mins late for morning/evening rehearsals, or donít show up at all? Should it affect their grade; any incentives; any disciplinary actions? The head directors I have worked with just yell a lot and complain, but no real consequences, so the behavior just continues. Any suggestions as I move out on my own would be helpful.