Van, There is one more thing that I would like to add to the ideas that have been presented already. This is one of the best suggestions that I have seen about building a positive attitude in the section as well as impacting the sounds that the kids will be producing. This is from Peter Bond from a topic similar to this one on TH... On top of all of the other ideas that you will be figuring out how to add into the week, I would highly recommending following Peter’s advice! What better way to show them what truly great sounds brass instruments can make! If you don’t have the Gabriel CD in my avatar, I would suggest getting a copy and letting them hear what great section playing sounds like. Have fun!