The physical setting was that of a typical modern band room. Immediatly upon entering the room you see silver lockers all along and half way up the back wall, the wall to the left, and wall to the right. The top half of the mauve colored walls were stratigically covered with soft lavender sound buffers. Also, on the top half were several posters of various famous musicians in history. The front wall had the white board, several shelves and cubbies to house the currant music being used and for turned in assignments. In front there was also a foor to ceiling cabnet full of new sound equipment and a sink with a drinking faucet. The chairs were arranged in a standard semi-circle band formation. Clarenets, saxaphones, and trumpets were on the left; flutes, trombones and tubas were on the right. Center of the semi-circle was the directors podium and a piano. At the rear of the semi-circle of chairs were the precussion instruments. Tympanies were on the left, the bass drum in the middle, and the snare drums on the right.
In the morning, the teacher arranged the chairs in wide rows and placed a stand between every other chair. Each row of chairs was placed underneath each row of flourecent lights. By the end of the day the rows were unrecognizable and trip hazards were common amoung the rows due to personal belongings not being stored properly. Everything had a place and, where the teacher was concerned, everything was in it's place unless being used. I feel that if the students would put their belongings in their lockers or under their chairs and out of the walking space it would have been easier to get around without potentially tripping. I also think that if the rows were arranged with a middle isle it would be easier for the teacher to get to the middle and rear seated students when assistance was needed.
This class had a feeling of frustration and anxiety on one hand and accomplishment an...