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Re: Beginning and MS Numbers
I just got our numbers yesterday, and I saw the same thing with incoming 6th graders. For us, I think the problem is that they haven't gotten all of the choice sheets in yet. (They hadn't even started the process with those kids before spring break)
I did more this year in recruiting, so I'm hoping that there are just kids not accounted for. Or, maybe I scared them off...
Has anyone else gotten numbers yet for your beginning and MS bands for next year? I just got mine so far and they are little concerning.
6th grade down 20% from last year.
50% retention 6th-7th and 58% retention 7th-8th, which is really low compared to normal years. I guess it could be worse, and I knew it was going to be a lean year when we closed and my students lost UIL, solo-ensemble, and their fun trip/competition.
I'm just wondering if anyone else is seeing this kind of drop?