Once you’ve finalized your trip plans, received school board approval, and met with your band parents it’s time to get the word out to the public. If you don’t promote your program no one else will. Send out a press release to your local newspapers and radio and television stations to spread the good news about your upcoming trip and performance. Sharing your story with the community will give your students a sense of pride and accomplishment and reinforce the positive things going on in your school.
In most schools the most visible part of the Music Department is the marching band. Whether that’s right or wrong having a strong marching band will reflect positively on the community’s perception of your entire Music program.
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