Parents and guardians, please try to help your student find time to practice at least 15 minutes a day for 6 days (the goal being about 90 minutes a week. This may be spread out over the week however is convenient). Though your student does not get a grade for band, this helps establish excellent practice habits and routines now that will carry through with them in middle school if they choose to continue, and may help establish good time management and commitment habits whether they continue to play an instrument or not.