Re: Hybrid Fatigue
Posted by BDSO on 3/2/2021, 7:45 pm, in reply to "Hybrid Fatigue"
The two posts below could have been written by me" |
- CCC MS school
- In person ranges from 14 students in the top band to as low as four beginners.
- Remote kids make up about 80% of the band.
- Out of the 80% of the remote kids, probably only about 20% log on.
- It is like pulling teeth to get the to do any assignments.
- We've only been able to pull together 1 virtual performance and it consisted of mainly in person people
- We haven't been able to recruit because of what was mentioned below by "YEP"
- Retention is going to be horrible because the kids that aren't logging in/participating are not going to want to return.
Admin and HS director doesn't' seem to get it. We've keep getting asked to participate in UIL. How can I participate when I don't have a band? Sure you might say, "Well, you have 14 in your top band showing up, can't you combine them with the 2nd and 3rd bands?" The 14 don't show up every day. Our schedule is an A/B day schedule and a group 1/2 schedule. In other words, A-day may be M-W-F and B-day T-Th, but group 1 may only come on M-W one week, and group 2 may come on Th-F that week. So, we may see kids only one day in person one week (if they even come). We are also not allowed to have any morning rehearsals due to a mandated online tutoring time that no one shows up to. Try getting any UIL program learned in that sort of situation. If you can get one down with even close to a 1st division level and you should immediately be inducted into the band director hall of fame. I an extremely worried about next year. We are looking at about 50 student in the advanced bands...total...between three bands. Right now there are only 24 kids signed up for beginner band next year. COVID-19 has destroyed our band program. The frustrating part is that I built this program from nothing (literally). It is hard to see it die due to apathy.