Advice To A Younger Me…

The more excited and fun you are having with recruitment, the more fun and buy-in the students will have as well. Make friends with your general music teachers; use them to advocate for your programs in their classrooms. They are also a lot more understanding and willing to have you come and interrupt their class time to talk to a group of 5th graders that a classroom teacher is to have their time interrupted. If possible, volunteer to come in and showcase the different instruments when they are studying the instrument families. You'll have a chance to recruit twice for your program.