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Erika, don’t forget that middle school kids thrive on structure, so make your classes/rehearsals as structured as possible. The kids appreciate an established routine; they need to know what you expect them to do from the moment they enter the band room until they set foot out the door. I spend the first week with my middle schoolers establishing the routine and drilling it until they’ve got it. Structured rehearsals result in bands that play well! I’ve been directing middle school bands for 35 years (ouch!), so please feel free to email me for help anytime – Good luck! Amy Richter