1. "Worried about managing time". But then adding new classes they want to try.
2. "Scared of HS band" and their parents, instead of being a parent and having them at least try it, let them off the hook. If a kid quits because they're scared but HS band what in the h-ll are the parents setting them up for when they graduate HS?
A majority of our 8th graders end up LOVING high school marching band but it is like pulling teeth just getting a lot of them to try it.