Absences

The band program relies on the participation of every member of the group. A missing link affects the entire group. We do understand that absences can be unavoidable. That said, please review the following guidelines:

  • Planned absences (doctor appointments, etc.) should be scheduled outside of concert and event dates whenever possible.
  • Planned absences should be reported immediately upon discovery. Please do not wait until the last minute. You can report an absence months in advance!
  • Unplanned concert / event absences should be reported through this form as soon as possible - regardless if the absence occurred during a school day prior to the afternoon event.
  • Absences occurring during a school day without a concert or other band event that day/evening only need to be reported to the middle school office, but you may report it here as well. This is especially helpful if your child has a lesson that day.