Re: COVID effects on our HS Band Program
Posted by HSBD on 9/1/2021, 4:36 pm, in reply to "COVID effects on our HS Band Program"
We have been feeling the exact same things; this year just seems much more difficult to get started. All the other band directors I've talked to feel the same way. I feel like I'm teaching MS again with how these students are acting. We just have to keep reminding ourselves that these students didn't really get a true middle school band experience, so we do have to approach the start of the year a little differently. The biggest things that have helped us is to just keep the procedures in place, hold them to a standard, but just be patient with them. Where normally you would say something like "I sent out that information, figure it out", maybe just help them find where to get the answer they are looking for. Training is important; what training they would have received in middle school probably didn't happen the last 18 months. |
TLDR; patience and procedures.
Best of luck to everyone this year! Stay the course.