All jazz band members are required and expected to attend all rehearsals and performances throughout the year. Two unexcused absences per semester for rehearsals may be allowed; a student’s jazz band eligibility will be compromised if the student misses a performance or has more than two unexcused absences per semester for rehearsals. An excused absence requires a written note from a parent or guardian given to the Director with at least a 1 day notice for rehearsals or a 2 week notice for performances or it will be marked as an unexcused absence. A student missing a rehearsal the week of a performance will be unable to perform at that function (at director's discretion . Excused absences will be given only if the director finds the reason for absence credible or acceptable. Illness or emergencies require a phone call or email to be made an hour before rehearsal begins (email@example.com). A written note from a parent may be needed.