signing of the contract establishes permission to attend band functions.
Without the parents signature on the contract the student will not be allowed
to travel or perform with the band. The permission states:
The student named on this contract
has my permission
to attend band functions. The school also
has my permission
to transport him-her by bus or school van
responsible adult drivers. I
understand that the school or
it representatives are not responsible
for any accidents
that might occur. I give permission
for the schools
representatives to obtain medical
assistance for my student
at my cost if the occasion occurs.
2.Students will be expected to sign a bus seating chart before departure.
Any student failing to sign the chart will be assigned a bus seat. Students are
asked to be careful and safe. All district bus rules are to be followed.
Uniforms are to placed
in uniform bags. Extra clothes are not to be stored in uniform bags. Shoes
do not ride in the uniform bag.
drum major will be in charge of the bus. The Drum Major will be responsible
for calling roll and working with the chaperones to handle conduct problems.
No bus should be permitted to leave a stop until roll is checked.
While staying in a
hotel or motel, students should be considerate of other occupants, especially
at night. Rooms should be left neat and motel or hotel property should not be
damaged. Telephone calls made by individuals in the band should not be charged
to the room. Long distance calls should be made at a pay phone.
Drinking or possession
ofalcoholic beverages and
possession or use of drugs or narcotics are not permitted while traveling with
the band, or performing or practicing with the band, in or out of uniform.
should be noted that proper behavior is expected when on a school trip.
Undignified conduct or reckless behavior may result in disciplinary suspension
from band activities or dismissal from the band.
local parades, the band will meet at the band hall to change. The full band
will be returned to the band hall by bus and dismissed after the bus and band
hall are cleaned.
complete uniform should be worn at all times when in public.
seats or whistling or screaming are not allowed in uniform or on the bus.
students will travel to and from every performance with the band, not in
personal cars. Any student who needs to return with his/her parent after a
performance will need to present a signed note, by both the parents and
principal, before the band departs. Notes given after departure cannot be
When wearing uniform no
eating or drinking will be permitted except when designated by the director.
responsible for their own equipment and instruments. This include loading and
unloading of the bus, truck, van, plane, boat, or trailer.
responsible for knowing the departure time and should be ready on time.
Reporting time is 45 minutes before departure.
Chaperones are to be
obeyed and respected.
illness or injury should be reported to the director immediately, no matter
how unimportant it may seem.
Upon arrival at the
designation, students should remain seated until instructed to leave by the
Students are expected
to keep the bus clean and should avoid standing while the bus is in motion.
Students should keep head, hands, arms, and comments inside the bus.
Conduct of students in
public eating places or motels should be subdued and courteous.
Students may not leave
their rooms after curfew or bed check.
Students may not visit
rooms occupied by the opposite sex without a chaperone.
students will sign a room roster prior to departure.
Students may not change
rooms without the permission of the director.
Remember: while you are
with the band or in uniform you represent yourself, your family, your band,
your school, and your community.
Here are some factors
other than musicianship that not only have a great bearing on the studentís
participation in band but the studentís future employment: