This was a way for me to show their growth and also excite them to progress further. The pagoda has a new level for each level of the recorder karate system. I took felt rectangles (get them at Hobby Lobby for 25 cents a piece), safety pinned them together, and then pinned them to the bulletin board. Then I took pieces of white paper and cut them to look like the eaves/roofing of a pagoda. The top piece was the roof of the pagoda and had the name of their teacher. Each student got their name along with a little picture of a kid playing recorder (these come as free downloads when you buy the recorder karate system... seriously, you should go get it). I would write their name on the piece of paper and then stuck a bit of sticky velcro on the back. They stuck right on the felt and came off easily when I needed them to.
The beauty was that kids got to see their name go up the pagoda and when they tested up to a new belt I let them move their name up. It tracked their progress, tied the pagoda/karate theme together, looked great, and was super fun for me and the kids. It's actually pretty easy and cheap to make and maintain. Leave me comments if you have questions or comments.