Reply To: Forgotten instruments – Beg. band
I think assigning the student a short reflection paper covering the day’s topics is a great idea. I wonder if a student could be assigned a practice assignment in conjunction with the paper. If the student has access to a cell phone he or she could play short sections of the music covered in that day’s rehearsal and send it to the instructor to make up for their lack of participation.
Not bringing an instrument to class is usually an issue of responsibility, and using negative reinforcement though a paper or recording might encourage students to keep better track of their (expensive) musical instruments.