This year, I decided to use this as my slogan: Orchestra Gives You Wings
I like to design my t-shirts on www.CustomInk.com. It is probably cheaper to use a local shop, but I like the design feature on customink.com and they have been great to work with. Plus, it's nice to not have to create everything from scratch in Adobe Photoshop. CustomInk has a lot of clip art available when designing a shirt, so I was able to piece all of this together using their graphics. Here's what I came up with:
Here's what I'm most excited about: My plan is to have students earn their own wings to pin on their shirts. I found little plastic aviator-type wings that I can customize for music. Students will earn their wings after earning a pre-determined percentage on all of their playing tests. This is manageable for every student because I allow students to re-take playing tests as many time as they need. I am also going to try a new policy where I require students to re-take a playing test if they don't reach a certain score.