2nd Period - Conference
3rd Period - 4th/5th Music
4th Period - Computer Programming (Java)
5th Period - Beginner Band
6th Period - HS Band
7th Period - Principles of Information Technology
8th Period - MS Band
I'm certified in computers and music. Next year I will be working a CTE pathway for software development. Foundations of Computer Science, Computer Science 1, Computer Science 2, etc.
Taking you away from band isn't going to help the numbers and more than likely lower the time you spend working on music. We purchased 10 acoustic guitars for about 700 dollars and have used them the last four years. Kids love it and a good option that aren't into band.
If they want the numbers to grow you need time with the kids. In a 1A program you need every kid in 5th-6th-7th in band. That gives you time to bond with the kids and build them up into high school. Our class sizes vary from 25 kids to 13 per grade. Elective options for those grades with such few kids kills a band program.