Re: Canceling a concert last minute
Posted by SouthEast Central on 5/19/2021, 5:56 pm, in reply to "Canceling a concert last minute"
Collective punishment is illegal, per the Geneva Convention. |
Now that my tongue is out of my cheek, understand that not all of your kids are causing this problem. A few of them are. You were going to punish all of the students that are in sixth grade band because a few students won’t stop talking.
If most of your students won’t stop talking, you’re still going to punish those few students that have been dedicated and working hard all year.
Figure out which song goes best. Perform it. Cut the other one. Move on, but give everyone a chance to perform.
And your biggest agitators? Call their parents. Tell the parents what is expected of their child at the concert and if their child doesn’t comply, then you might be forced to remove them from the program. Those parents, knowing that their kid has been a problem, may choose to just keep them home rather than have them come to the concert anyway. If that happens, the problem is solved anyway.