Any and all suggestions would be greatly appreciated!
I recently moved my grade 6-8 chorus after school (I'm also a band and general music teacher). The reason I did this was because I would only see the chorus once every week and a half (or sometimes every two and a half weeks) for 45 minutes. That gave us roughly 9 or 10 rehearsals for the concerts. By moving it after school once a week for an hour, I will have much more practice time with the students and hopefully they'll get something out of it other than it being a "cram session".
I know that now it's an after school club, it conflicts with other clubs, sports, etc. (in which the coaches and other teachers are pretty darn flexible). What are some recruitment strategies that you've had success with since some students are freaking out that it's now after school?
Sarah MiltonI finally moved mine to friday afterschool because it was the day of least conflict with other activities.
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Sarah MiltonAaaaaand, I also do it seasonal. So at the concert cycle I give students with previous conflicts the opportunity to join. But also realize that this is an extra ensemble in addition to band and choir during the day.