In small schools, you may start your band students in the fifth grade and work with them through their senior year. You will see the squeaky beginning clarinetist become an all-state musician. You may be asked to attend student weddings — or even to stand in for missing parents. You will have a tremendous impact on the lives of these students.
Building on his popular “small schools” blog post, veteran small school director Donny Longest subsequently hosted a webinar on the topic, which is archived below. Check out the video to learn some of what has helped Donny make this impact an overwhelmingly positive one.