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If they keep scheduling them in your class, you’ll have to find some way to work them in.. which it sounds like is what you’re doing. You could make them switch to another instrument if you have any available. Otherwise, my suggestion would be to include them in your ensemble with the mindset of prepping them for jazz band at the upper levels. You could include them with your flutes (or transposed alto sax) and teach them to read the music in the treble clef. This would get them ready for playing heads of jazz tunes and improvising. You could also reduce the harmonic structure of the music selections you are playing and teach them to play those chords.

Good luck!