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Klarinet Archive - Posting 001469.txt from 1998/04

From: Larry Zaidan <>
Subj: [klarinet] Middle School Music Scheduling....Help!!!
Date: Sun, 26 Apr 1998 10:14:41 -0400

Dear listers:

Does anyone out there have a good scheduling situation for middle school
music? Our schedule is not good-----we pull kids out of class for
lessons---which I assume is universal, but we ALSO pull kids out for a 1
double period band/orchestra rehearsal each week! Needless to say this
affects our missing 3 classes a week and all.

We do not have individual schedules for students. They travel as a class to
each major subject teacher. Besides the academic classes (Math, Science, 2
periods of Language Arts, Foriegn Language), we have 2 periods of UA/PE
rotation, in which General Music, Home Ec., Technology, Art, Health,
Physical Education are allotted a certain number of weeks each (although
Phys. Ed. meets EVERY DAY).

We also have a "PEP" period where kids get enrichment in various subjects
like ecology, keyboarding, humanities...etc. and other kids go to resource
room or gifted and talented.

We seem to be having a problem fitting music ensembles into all of this!
I thought of scheduling during the PEP period but then the kids who go to
resource room or gifted and talented would then be excluded (not a good idea).

What I would like to know is:

A) How many periods a week do your kids get Phys. Ed.?

B) How many periods of band/orchestra/chorus rehearsal do kids get each week?

C) When are rehearsals scheduled?

D) What are non-music kids doing at the time when rehearsals are going on?

E) Please give me any thoughts that you may have about solving our
scheduling dilemma.....

Thanks in advance......

Larry Zaidan

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