Re: How do you do leadership auditions now?
Posted by Kilgore Trout on 5/7/2020, 3:17 pm, in reply to "How do you do leadership auditions now?"
Cleared it with the principal, then just made "officer appointments". We had an sophomore assistant drum major last year - she's been promoted to drum major. Had a junior that tried out last spring - was 3rd in our student vote last year who was still interested in the position so I've named him "Co-Drum Major". Both kids are great leaders and very popular - I'm very lucky to have a very close-knit band that will go along with whatever "El Jefe" (me) feels is best. I'm out here in 1A land, so no flags - if I did I'd probably at least do a video tryout, with my decision final. Cheerleaders are doing a "Virtual Tryout" with a student vote, teacher evaluations, etc...I believe in keeping it simple, especially in times like these.
Best of luck to you!
I'd really love to hear how all of you are handling band leadership auditions. I'm kind of at a loss as to how to proceed. I imagine many of you have already concluded yours.
Would you mind sharing not only what worked well, but also things to maybe avoid?