Re: Title 1 Region Band
Posted by DesertJazz on 11/11/2017, 1:09 pm, in reply to "Title 1 Region Band"
For us it was a process over years. When I was the junior high band director I made trying out mandatory for the top JH band. Music gets practiced in class so that you have prepared kids for it. This practice got us from being a 3rd Division Band to having Sweepstakes ratings 7 of the last 8 years with the JH. We’ve averaged about 24 JH kids in the region bands since the practice began. |
At the high school level participation then increased drastically and many of the freshmen don’t realize I won’t force them to audition. I have them audition for band placement at the HS with pieces of the high school Region Music this next week.
We have very few kids that take lessons, and not many times of private teachers coming in. This has yielded good results for us though. Remember Rome and band programs are not built in a day!