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Rules and Responsibilities I. Attendance - Attendance is required at all events unless otherwise noted. The only acceptable excuses are extreme emergency. Please telephone the band room at 668-1985 and bring a note from your parents explaining the absence. Absence from required events will result in an "F" for that event and will be averaged into that quarter's grade. II. Behavior A. Be On Time - Be in the classroom when the bell rings and ready to play 3 minutes after. - Be at events at the time stated and be ready to play according to the posted schedule. B. Be Prepared for Class, Rehearsals and Performances - Bring all necessary materials including instruments, music, and a pencil. C. Show Respect - Respect yourself, your band, and those around you. - Respect the music and your performance (don't dis' us in public, keep negatives in the family and try to construct comments as positive criticism). - Respect your environment. *in the bandroom, no eating, drinking or gum chewing. - Respect your instrument and your music/folder. If your instrument or case, or your music/folder or stand is left out after a performance or rehearsal you will be fined according to this formula, $1 the first time, then $2, then $4, $8, $16, $32 so on. III Instruments, Music A. Instruments - Students will provide their own instrument or rent an instrument from the school. If a student is requested to double on another instrument the instrument will be provided free of charge. B. Music is distributed throughout the year. If the music is lost a fee will be charged for its replacement.
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