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Re: Incoming beginner students
Sounds like what I am going through at my school. 6th graders have just one elective class and band is one of them. Because they have to work and parents have to invest in getting instruments and supplies, numbers have been low. What makes it worse is that in 7th grade they add another elective choice and 8th grade, they add another one, but it is still one elective class. In other words, in 8th grade, there is only one elective class but 4 choices. And right now I am getting a little heat from my admin about my numbers being low and I explain to them the reason is the elective situation at the middle school level. And this past school year I only had 15 6th graders and I expecting that number not to really go up. Right now I am trying to get my MS to add an elective class and my numbers will finally be at the correct level.