Uptick in student attendance

By: Jordan Loveland, Diggs-Latham Elementary

Last Wednesday, I was looking through the attendance log for students who have been attending before and after school practice sessions at Diggs-Latham Elementary. To my surprise, the log was full with both students that I instruct one-on-one and also students who are just enrolled in the orchestra program at Diggs-Latham!

There is definitely a small community of orchestra students forming before and after school, which is exciting! Since December, more and more students have started attending practice sessions. We had 8 students attend the after school session last Wednesday when in the past, we've have no more that 4 attend on Wednesday afternoons. It is really great to see that student attendance is finally catching on because the student interest in playing music together is growing steadily but surely.

March 13, 2016