Reply To: Beginning Band Quitters
In 5th grade when the student joins band-they must sign a commitment form stating that they must stay in band for the entire school year. I of course had talked to the principal before I put this in place so that I had her on board with me. When the student comes in with their parents for band night I go over this sheet with them again and explain that it won’t be easy (if it was everyone would do it) and that they will not be able to drop band. Once the school year is over if they decide then that they do not want to continue with band they can drop out. Of course I do everything I can to keep those kids from year to year! Hope this helps!