Beginning band students are usually not worried about what instrument they will end up playing but rather, "How do I open my band locker?" Students in 5th grade will begin school but will not have instruments until week 3. In the first 2 weeks, students are given a combination lock for their band locker. This seems to just STRESS out my students. Especially the ones that struggle with the directions. A good rule of thumb is you need to know what clockwise (to the right from the top) and counter-clockwise (to the left from the top) is to successfully master your band lock. I hope this post will help all my future students!
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