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Re: Block Schedule
I had nearly this same schedule when I was in high school myself. We loved it. Our top band was double blocked so we had 10+ hours of rehearsal every week and we were able to play music way more advanced than our ensemble would have been able to play normally.
Our non-varsity group met during one of the every day periods and started a little before school to make back some of the time.
My high school is potentially going to a modified blocked schedule next year. There will be 5 periods daily. The 1st and 5th period will be seen every day. 2nd, 3rd, and 4th period will be seen every other day.
I am at 5A high school with 4 competitive bands, a percussion class, a jazz band class, and a color guard class.
How would you schedule your classes? We would like to see our performance bands everyday. We are not allowed to reschedule in the second semester.
What are some pros and cons to blocked scheduling? Any recommendations?