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Use a stopwatch to time transition events. For concert band rehearsals, use a site like online-stopwatch.com to show the students they have X-number of seconds to be ready after the bell, or you have X-number of time to practice this scale.

For marching band rehearsals, use a stopwatch to time all of your rehearsals. Be consistent about giving students reminders i.e. “Be back in set 5 in 30 seconds.”

Kevin Wood

Cypress Woods High School

Cypress, Texas

 



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