The students, parents and directors work very hard to put together performances for your enjoyment. The preparation of these performances teaches our students the value of a strong work ethic and commitment. Please understand that attendance serves many aspects to the value of education we are providing each student. There are many core values to instill with fulfilling the activities throughout the year.
Always check the calendar for band events. Most of our events are required and receive a grade. The policy for missing events can be found in the online handbook. Please read through the procedure, but do schedule personal events and appointments around these events. Missing one person does affect the team and overall performance.
We do understand that emergencies do happen such as a death in the family or contagious illness. The procedure for excusing those absences are in the online handbook.
Missing events can be excused or unexcused. Make up assignments can be assigned, but can never replace the actual integrity of the original assignment. Band is a unique class the has live performances. Written work will be assigned and awarded full or half credit based on the absence.