Date: November 12, 2013
Well, after the new band person and I noted that all the other rooms in our new school had both whiteboards and smartboards, asking the Admin. to purchase a rolling whiteboard on one side, and staff board on the other, solved our problem- and it came from the school's operating budget, and not our music budget!
I found a less stinky dry erase marker, and use a standard eraser to get rid of the stuff- but it's not like fifth grade, and the smell of chalk in a classroom. Of course, I don't have to smack erasers, either- now that it's November and 20 degrees outside! Thanks to all who submitted suggestions.