What can I do to help my child be successful in band?
Providing a quality instrument, book and music stand is a great start! Your child should have a space to practice every night at home where there are limited distractions, (such as a TV on in the same room or little brother pestering). Then encourage every effort. There always comes a time when discouragement sets in and progress seems sooooo slow. Help them to persevere and at the end of the school year they will be amazed at what they can play!