Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Now what?

I've been working hard this week to get equipment for the developmental band class at the high school. I'm hoping to purchase some instruments since we have really only two baritones and a tuba here. Makes it tough to share!

My idea is to do the following:

Sept: Recorder, basics, reading, etc...
Oct-Dec: Students learn instrument #1. I hope to have trumpets, clarinets, and flutes. They will perform on this instrument at the winter concert.
January-Feb: Rotate instrument. Student learns new instrument, but hopefully this moves faster since they can read at this point.
March: Student learns third instrument.
April-June: Student is assigned (or student chooses) their best instrument. Performs with full band at Spring Concert.

Now, we only have 8-10 kids in the regular band. So getting this right is a huge deal.

Thoughts? Suggestions?