I'd like to see the strong kids take more of an initiative in trying to go for these leadership roles. I recently started thinking about trying to implement a "points" system in order for students to be eligible to apply for leadership... This would be similar to the points system many districts use for students to be able to earn a letter jacket. The difference would be, the points would be necessary just to apply to be a leader, not necessarily to earn a leadership title.
So for instance, points would be awarded for items such as band placement, region/area/all-state honors, attendance at sectionals, etc.
Do any band programs already use a similar points system that allows students to even apply for a leadership role? I'm wondering if the application criteria would improve student accountablity throughout the year.
If not -- what has been your secret to success in ensuring the strongest candidates are seeking a student leadership role?
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