I meant to post this a week ago...it probably does not surprise anyone (especially not any of the students) that I may or may not have forgotten until now...
For a while now I have been kicking around an idea with the Junior High and High School bands about doing some extra rehearsals. The biggest thing I have heard from all of them since we started school in August was the overwhelming desire to do more and go further then we have before. It has been a few months in the making but I believe we are ready to take the first of hopefully many steps towards further developing the students and the program.
Starting Monday (January 24th) and for the next few Mondays we are going to run an experimental after school ensemble from 4-6pm for all Junior High and High School band students that are interested in attending. This will give the students from both groups the opportunity to work and learn from one another as well as allow us to push the musicality of those interested as far as possible. This is not a mandatory rehearsal for any of the students, just extra rehearsal time each week for the students that are interested in improving.
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