My kid is not going on to college. Instead, my kid is going straight into skilled trades. He'd love to continue playing his horn and assumed that once high school was over, that the opportunities to play were over too. I told him that community bands existed in the area and that he could absoultely still participate in a band if he wanted. So maybe local community bands might want to do a lttle recruiting and invite graduating high school seniors to participate/audition.
While I was still teaching, it was all about having kids leave me and still want to play because those are future advocates for music in schools. The voices that talk about the importance of music in schools cannot just come from us.