Rehearsal and Performance Procedures

 

  1. Only office excuses along with a completed band department excuse form will be accepted by the director. All excuses will be placed in the studentís personal file.
  2. All excuses should be presented to the director on the following day or the next rehearsal the student attends. Tardy or previously late students should wait until the end of rehearsal instead of disturbing the band during rehearsal. Pen should be provided with absentee slip for signature.
  3. Every student should bring  instruments, music, pencil and proper equipment (reeds, oil, etc.) to every rehearsal and performance.
  4. There will be no loud talking or disturbance during rehearsals. Subdued talking is permitted with the directorís permission or when the director leaves the podium. Talking should cease when the director returns to the podium. Negative statements are never allowed.  If you canít say anything nice, donít say anything. Remember: Never complain to anyone who cannot fix the problem and never listen to complaints if you cannot fix the problem. Thoughts, actions, and reality are a circle; if you perceive it to be good and act like it to be good it will feel good.
  5. Gum chewing and or eating is not permitted during rehearsal or performance.
  6. Each student should be seated or standing in formation at the time designated by the director. Tardy or previously late students should wait until the end of rehearsal instead of disturbing the band during rehearsal. Pen should be provided with absentee slip for signature.
  7. Posture is of utmost importance. Students should avoid crossed legs or ankles or slumping when seated in chairs.
  8. The bulletin boards and chalkboards should be read when entering the room. Students are not allowed to write on the chalkboard or add anything without the directorís approval, to the bulletin boards. Posted information should never be removed or altered.
  9. Music folders, instruments and equipment should be kept in proper storage places when not in use. The school district or its representatives are not responsible for damage to the instruments. Students are encouraged to take their instruments home each day. Music and folders should not be left on the music stands.
  10. Books and personal belongings should not be left in the band hall or storage rooms. All trash should be thrown in the waste container. Students should not bring books or other non-music reading material to their seats.
  11. Loud talking, shouting or horseplay is not allowed in the band department.
  12. Personal phone calls are not permitted except calls made to parents after night rehearsals or performances.
  13. The computer is for band related activities. No surfing, e-mails, chatting, or instant messages are allowed. The school policy states the computer is not to be used, except for school business during school hours. Before or after school the computer may be used to do school related activities.

 

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