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I would work hard with your administration to try to get it to be an elective and not an extra curricular. All the jazz bands I performed in had rehearsals before or after school and they were still an elective, graded class. That is your best bet and than you have at least something to hold them to. I have the same problem with my 5th grade group band so I am not saying that making it a class will make the problem disappear.

If you can’t do that I would say snedekerj has a good suggestion, just make sure to write out the policy change and have everybody sign it so you are covered.