ACHF Arts Access
Our first goal is to improve program attendance. The proposed project will aid in more day-to-day attendance by reinvigorating the organization and inspiring the creative atmosphere. This will generate a genuine excitement in its members further reinforcing their consistent attendance. Our second goal is to inspire greater year-to-year retention. Given the improved quality of the instruments, students will be motivated to return year after year to such an attractive program. Finally, we would like to continue instilling pride in our members. With new equipment, students will have a greater sense of pride in their program, allowing all involved to generate more and more passion that can be harnessed to move the program forward. Firstly, we will again this year be using an intake survey that will help us identify the strengths and concerns of students and their parents. This survey will address the programs as a whole. Secondly, we'll be keeping a grid of student attendance and keep an eye on our trends. As we've written, our program has been expanding, and we expect it to continue to do so. Day-to-day attendance has been somewhat inconsistent. Though this is largely because our students are very involved in their school's athletic and fine arts programs, as well as other community organizations. While we are happy to be flexible for these situations, we still intend to keep record of attendances and address other issues that may be contributing to attendance losses.
Since receipt, front ensemble absences decreased from an average of 2 to 0-1 per day. As a result, the program was able to develop quicker without having to account for constant absences. Anecdotally, Phoenix Drumline was named Minnesota Percussion Association’s Independent A Class Champions for the second year in a row. They also competed and placed 17th at Winter Guard International’s Championships in Dayton, Ohio. These outcomes, including a consistently improving sense of pride, are in no small part due to the purchasing of new instruments.
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