Once a week I hold a "conference" for all the band kids who can make it. I have a mini agenda i.e.: check your courses, do your work, don't forget your band assignments, practice when you can, just enjoy the break and we miss you!
Also, this is a great time to remind the kids of assignments due in other courses as well as any announcements from Admin that the kids need to know about.
If you have Schoology and need help doing this I'd be more than happy to help!