I asked what my schedule would be, how often classes met, etc. They responded that, for 6th and 7th grade, the students who signed up for band could only play one semester and then would have to quit to do another elective. They are not allowed to do a full year of band until 8th grade and on.
I asked if there was any way to change this, and they said "no", that IB does not allow it.
So, I don't know if this is an ironclad rule for all IB campi, or just the one I interviewed with. Anyway, I can't do that job effectively. 4 months on, then 8 months off, basically they'll be beginners for 3 straight years. Also, I think the attrition rate would be astronomically high.
This particular school even eliminated the band program completely last year and now say they want to bring it back. They blamed killing the program on the previous director, whom they claimed wasn't invested enough in the job. However, with the system they have in place, I don't think many would be able to make it work too well.
It's a shame, this is otherwise an excellent school.