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Re: What to do with those not in the show?
In class, they can play the show music. With sheet music if needed.
If you're outside during class, they can stand on the sideline and play their music along with the band. Maybe they can "help critique" - give them a written form to fill out to keep them busy. Do you have props to move? Beginners can do that, or have a simplified part for the show.
After school, just un-invite them to rehearsal. They don't need to be there.
I have five students no longer marching in the show for various reasons.
Doesn't know music
Misses every practice
What do you have them do while you are working the show? I just pulled three students off the field and the beginner students have been working out of their book.