Re: Restarting a band program
Posted by SouthEast Central on 5/6/2021, 4:23 pm, in reply to "Restarting a band program"
Budget and instruments first. What do you have to work with? |
Second, scheduling - will you have flexibile classes, grade-based, or what? You won't need an ensemble class your first year, so don't be afraid to start HS kids.
Third, recruiting. Get out there for a WEEK if you can and TEST EVERY SINGLE KID IN SCHOOL, grades 4-11. That lets them meet you, get to know you, and you can get the "band bug" in their ear.
I did this a bunch of years ago now, and I'd be happy to share some information with you - drop your email address in a reply and I'll contact you.