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Attendance Policy

When you are early...you are on time.
When you are on time...you are late! 

Performance Attendance

Attendance at all performances is mandatory.  Any student’s absence will affect others greatly.  Therefore, performance absences will be treated with serious consequences.  Any unexcused absence is equal to a zero for the performance.  Any unexcused tart for a performance will result in the loss of 50 points for the performance.  Each performance is worth 200 points.*
 
Missing a concert with an excused absence will give the student an opportunity to make up a portion of the points possible for the concert.  Students may perform extra levels throughout the semester to recover the points from a missed performance with an excused absence.

 

PARENTS: Your help is necessary in this area.  Please help your child realize that performances and rehearsals outside of school are naturally a part of band and their grade will suffer if not in attendance.  Please keep an eye on the band calendar provided to prevent any unexpected schedule conflicts throughout the year.

 

Note:  The key to preventing hard feelings is communication between all parties involved.  I am happy to work out situations when I am met with a compromising attitude and ample time to consider the situation.

 

In Absence
 
What qualifies as an excused absence from a REHEARSAL?
  1. Athletic contests (practices will be discussed with coaches to reach agreement)
  2. Family functions (weddings, reunions, etc.)
  3. Extenuating circumstances- emergencies, illness, accident, etc.

 

What qualifies as an excused absences from a PERFORMANCE?

  1. Death in the family.
  2. Severe illness of the student.
  3. Other...there are always a few exceptions to the rule!

THE MEMORIAL DAY PARADE IS A REQUIRED EVENT FOR ALL BAND STUDENTS.  PLEASE UNDERSTAND, THIS IS NOT MY FAVORITE DAY FOR A PERFORMANCE EITHER.  HOWEVER; THE COMMUNITY OF ST. CLAIR HAS SUPPORTED OUR BAND FOR A LONG TIME.  I THINK WE OWE IT TO OUR COMMUNITY TO HONOR OUR VETERANS ON THIS DAY.  THINK OF THE EXAMPLE WE ARE SETTING FOR OUR YOUNG PEOPLE AND THE IMPORTANCE OF THIS DAY IN THE HISTORY OF OUR COUNTRY. 

 

THIS IS THE REASON WE PERFORM AT THE MEMORIAL DAY PARADE