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I teach 5 – 8 grade band and chorus. (yes, a band guy that has been put in to do double duty) and I find that students gravitate towards chorus because they don’t think it takes as much work as band. I am also teaching in a rural low socio-economic area (for 25 years) and I have seen a definite decline in the value that parents put on the arts as part of their children’s learning. Add to that I am scheduled against gym and you see why my numbers are low. Ugh!