You are flexible, smart directors that should figure out a way to "Make it work".
**Have a plan, but know that you will have to change that plan on the fly. Sitting around and waiting is NOT A PLAN.
**Put Kids First- not trophies- it's about the music and the importance of music education.
**Encourage your peers- I hate to say it- but our profession is in this together. If one district does something wacky- no big deal- that happens all the time, but if a bunch of schools go wild we may be in trouble. Stick together.
** Don't be a pain in the rear at your district, drawing attention to yourself by being negative with a lot of I Can'ts - it won't work...Will make it easy cut the problems.
*** use the yellow Board to share ideas, help each other, not to show the world what a jerk you are.