Re: Not a state year
Posted by Double A. Director on 11/14/2017, 10:42 am, in reply to "Not a state year"
I have the same problem at my school. We are about to drop down to 1A, so BOA is NOT an option. It has rattled me a bit this year but the way I see it is let them go. We have changed the focus of the group from an "I" mentality to an "us" mentality. We treat each other as family and those that decide to quit because of an excuse, didn't want to be there in the first place. |
It's hard knowing that the choices kids make these days, some of them will grow up and realize what a mistake it was to quit. All we can do is continue to build our programs to the best of our abilities and give the best opportunities to the ones who stay with it regardless if the next year is a state year or not.
Keep your head up and love on the kids that stay.
: I have this problem, actually it has been a
: problem here longer than I have been here,
: that the upperclassmen want to quit band for
: next year because it is not a state marching
: year, so why be in band. I have tried
: everything I know of to fix this problem.
: Like I say, it has been a problem at this
: school for years before I came and I know
: that to change an attitude like this will
: take time. I am happy teaching the kids in
: front of me when they are there, but I am
: not sure that rebuilding a marching program
: every two years is what is best nor
: something that I am excited about doing.
: What do you do to keep kids in the program
: during non-state years?