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Re: Typical 4A Band Size
I am new to my 4A head position this year, and we are hovering around 80 on the roster, about 75 "it it." Building comes from the middle school(s). Are you still building relationships with those kids? Based on my own "building expertise" as you say in small school, teach some beginners almost every day, even if it is in a rotating style, and for sure, work with and get to know your varsity 8th grade kids. If they know you and like you, they are MUCH MORE likely to continue with it into high school.
What do you mean, "it's not just building, and that used to be your specialty."
I am trying to see what a typical 4A band size is. I know we are small compared to must bands in our region, and I want to see statewide.
Plus how do you reward students and motivate the students. We have a community that bows down for football (and nothing wrong with that, they are good this year), but for anything else it's like pulling teeth.
Any suggestions. I am trying to build a program, but it's just not building, and that used to be my specialty.