Yes, there is extra-curricular time for marching band. I don't program Christmas or religious music, mostly just because of them. We have to do the National Anthem at games but the JW kids just don't participate and that's fine. The KH is small and half the families in it have band kids. They all did it last school year but someone must have handed down an edict because the band is full of "bad associations", also known as the best kids in the school.
One young man is my favorite kid I've ever taught (20 years). We were actually friends. He used to say he was going to college to study music. Two years ago his entire family joined the WT now he's dropping out his senior year, might not go to college, and completly ignores me because I go to church, er I'm sorry, Babylon the Great (TM). It's the saddest thing I've ever seen. All of these kids love my class but in 10 days I may never see any of them again. I hope someday I will.
Any advice that won't get me fired?