Many times, High School band directors are quick to put the blame on their middle school. Often they have not even met their middle school director.
I am fortunate to work with an outstanding director who is also my assistant director for the high school marching band. We collaborate often.
I started my career as the 4th-12th grade band director at a small private school. I was my own feeder! These 7 things your middle school director wants you to know were gleaned from multiple informal interviews and personal experience.