Over the summer, I purchased some storage containers from Target, the Dollar Tree and Walmart to help keep things simple and fast. Behind each riser I have a place for students to store their music journals, as well as storage for pencils, clipboards, dry erase markers and any other small material we need.
When the kids brought their folders in during the first lesson, I gave them each a label with a color coded dot. They put it on their folder and write their name and their teacher's name on it. This let's me easily put their folder away should they leave it out by accident. If you click and enlarge the first picture in this post, you can see the labels.
When the kids come in their Section Leaders pass out the folders and we get started on our lesson.