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Andrea and hassingr both make excellent points in this. I especially like the idea of a routine of drills and exercises for the students to do. This will give them things that they can expect to play every rehearsal and they will be able to focus on the task at hand if they are expecting it more often because it is familiar to them. However, having a routine of exercises may worsen the situation if the students become bored with it, so try and rework it if the class seems to be loosing interest in the activities. The basic concept should remain the same, but find ways to get the whole class involved, like a focused breathing and posture warm up, or anything that can both prepare them for the rehearsal, and keep them focused.
Ryan, KSU Music Education Student