What I am thinking is that instead of bringing in clinicians to rehearse and conduct a concert, maybe we could bring in clinicians to offer the students some sort of masterclass. It could be by individual sections with a masterclass how to better play their instrument or talk to a bigger group on something more general like being better musicians or on characteristics of being effective student leaders. We could even have a motivational speaker to inspire the students on the positive qualities they learn from band. I would consider 2-4 presenters presenting for about 1 hour for a total of a 2-2.5 hour experience.
What topics do you think would be appropriate for middle students and who would you recommend to present to the students. If this is arranged, it would be done virtually so travel would not be necessary, I hope.
Any helpful suggestions would be appreciated.