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Added note: If you have an issue with kids thinking they should be in the top group when they shouldn’t, try this: We do open auditions. For example, on a Monday, all of the flutes come to the band room..have a seat…and audition for us and in front of their flute peers. The kids have no input, but it’s very good for them to hear everyone in their section. Freshmen have many “come to Jesus” moments during these auditions when they hear some of the advanced players play. It quickly shuts them up about “i should be in the top group” etc. Each kid knows exactly where they stand, and they can figure out pretty quickly what they need to do to improve. A friend of mine used this audition method at his powerhouse program so I stole it…it’s awesome how well it works.