Welcome to the 2020 Wind Ensemble

We are very glad that you have chosen to be a part of the Wind Ensemble (formerly Concert Band) for the 2020 season. This semester brings with it many opportunities for musical growth and achievement. In addition, we hope that you find your time in band to be enjoyable, challenging, and rewarding as we work hard to be our best! As we look ahead, it is necessary to provide basic information about how the band operates. This handbook has been prepared so that you and your parent/guardians will know the requirements, expectations, and procedures of our cooperative group. Please be aware that, because we are a group that depends on each of its members for success, it is absolutely necessary that each band member follows the procedures and expectations that this handbook discusses.

Chaminade Band Contact Information

Mr. Jason Delfing

Director of Instrumental Music


Website: Chaminadebands.com

Instagram & Twitter: @Chaminadebands

Chaminade Instrumental Music Program Mission Statement

It is the purpose of the Chaminade College Preparatory instrumental music program to teach an application of Music both inside and outside of the school walls. Chaminade is devoted not only to developing the skills of the musicians; but also developing teamwork and family within the Characteristics of a Marianist Education. We wish to inspire students to discover what music can mean to them outside of the classroom. While we strive to create a moment within the musical performance, our goal is to discover what that moment can mean beyond the performance.

Band Member Expectations

 Each of the expectations below promote RESPECT and RESPONSIBILITY. Please adhere to them:

  1. BE THERE. All band members are expected to attend all rehearsals and performances. The attendance policy for Wind Ensemble is detailed below.
  2. BE ON TIME. Failure to comply with your assigned call times will result in a consequence deemed appropriate by the director and commensurate with the seriousness of the issue.
  3. BE PREPARED.  Each student is expected to come to band with all necessary materials and equipment each day.
  1. Pencil…VERY important
  2. Issued Binder with Warm-up materials & All necessary sheet music
  3. Brass Instruments: Valve oil, slide grease, soft cloth (Please get your own.)
  4. Woodwind Instruments: Extra reeds, swab, cork grease
  5. Percussion Instruments: Drum sticks, mallets, stick bag
  1. BE RESPONSIBLE.   Students are expected to properly use, store, and care for instruments, and other materials.
  2. BE A GOOD  CITIZEN. As with any other class, Chaminade rules apply to us.  In addition, a few “band-specific” regulations are listed below:
  1. Gum, food, and drinks are not permitted in the band room (except water)
  2. All instruments and music must be stored correctly after every rehearsal
  1. Improper use, misuse, or abuse of equipment will not be tolerated and will affect your grade.

Attendance Policy

Because our group can function at full strength only when all members are present, all members of the Wind Ensemble are expected to attend ALL scheduled events (performances and rehearsals). You are receiving a grade and a Fine Arts credit toward graduation for completing this class. Regardless of the time of day this course meets, it is still a class. You CANNOT participate if you are NOT PRESENT. We only meet twice a week. Here are specific attendance policies:

***While we cannot anticipate all possible conflicts which may arise, the spirit of our attendance expectation is that all students attend all band events unless absolutely impossible.  In the event of difficult choices/situations, please communicate with the director well in advance.***


Band grades will be reported as A, B, C, D, or F, with + or – indicated as necessary. The general policies and procedures of evaluation of Chaminade College Prep shall be followed. The specific objectives and criteria on which the letter grades are based appear below.

Grades will be determined based on the following:

  1. Playing Quizzes
  1. Playing quizzes will be assigned via blackboard. These quizzes will be audio recorded by the students and submitted to the director for grading.
  2. Make-ups:
  1. Class Participation
  1. Students earn 2 participation points per rehearsal. Points are inputted roughly every 2 weeks. If a student is not in a rehearsal, they cannot earn participation points.
  2. Make-ups:
  1. Performance Participation
  1. There approximately 4-6 performances during the semester.
  2. Each performance will be worth 20 points, graded as follows:

Concert Dress

Concert/Public Appearance Expectations:

  1. Out of respect for the efforts of all musicians in the various performing ensembles, we expect that all students attend the entirety of all concerts.
  2. The schedule for each individual performance will be communicated via the website at chaminadebands.com
  3. Be prepared. As always, arrive at performances with all necessary gear.
  4. Follow school rules. All school rules will apply at all band events.


For Concert Performances the choir attire is your assigned Formal Gown or Tuxedo unless specified otherwise by the director.

Please note that performance can be exciting/stressful/high energy, so wear deodorant.



Instrument Checkout and Storage Policy

Instrument Checkout:


Instrument Storage:

Student Name_______________________________________

Emergency/Medical Information

 In order to best care for your child while he/she is participating with the Chaminade Band Program, please complete the following information. In the event of an emergency during any time of travel, performance, or rehearsal please provide your emergency contact information:

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Student’s Name­­­­­­­­­­___________________________________________________________

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Parent/Guardian’s Name____________________________________________________

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Daytime/Emergency Phone Number__________________________________________


In the event that the above contact cannot be reached, whom should we contact?



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Relationship________________________________  Phone Number________________


Physician__________________________________ Phone Number_________________


Insurance Carrier_____________________________ Policy Number________________


Is there any pertinent medical information (conditions that may manifest themselves at school, or may limit/hinder the student’s participation), or any medications that are being administered that we should be aware of?









Authorization for Emergency Medical Treatment on Reverse





Student Name_______________________________________

Chaminade College Preparatory Band Program

Authorization to Consent to Treatment of a Minor


I/We, the undersigned, parent/guardian(s)of___________________________________________, a minor, do hereby authorize an administrator of Chaminade College Preparatory to act as our agent to consent to any x-ray examination, anesthetic, medical or surgical diagnosis or treatment and hospital care which is deemed advisable by, and is to be rendered under the supervision of any physician and surgeon licensed under the provisions of the Medical Practice Act on the medical staff of any accredited hospital, whether such diagnosis or treatment is rendered at the office of said physician or at said hospital.


It is understood that this authorization is given in advance of any specific diagnosis, treatment or hospital care being required but is given to provide authority and power on the part of our agent(s) to give specific consent to any and all such diagnosis, treatment or hospital care which the aforementioned physician in the exercise of his/her judgment may deem advisable.


This authority is given pursuant to the provisions of section 25.8 of the Civil Code of California.


This authorization shall remain effective until August 31, 2020.


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Emergency/Medical Information on Reverse




Student Name_______________________________________



I hereby grant permission for the Chaminade College Preparatory Instrumental Music Department (CCP) and those acting under its permission to copyright, use, publish, display, produce, duplicate, and/or distribute the photographic, video, and sound recordings of me, or my child, made as part of CCP’s fundraising and/or promotion efforts. I understand that the photographs or video recordings may be viewed by the general public.

I hereby release, discharge, and agree to hold harmless CCP, or those acting under its permission, from any liability, to the extent permitted by law, for the preparation, distribution, and use of the product, as described above. There is no time limit on the validity of this release, nor is there any geographic specification of where these materials may be distributed.

I acknowledge that I have read this Photo/Video Release authorization document and agree to its terms. I understand that, by signing this form, I authorize use of any photographs or videotapes made as part of CCP’s activities.

Release and consent for Adult Participant (age 18 and above)


I am 18 years of age, or older.

Print Name __________________________________________

Signature ______________________________________  Date ___________________

Release and consent for Minor Participant (under age 18)

I, the parent and/or legal guardian of _________________________ (minor’s name), consent and grant permission to all of the foregoing.

Parent/Legal Guardian Name _________________________________

Parent/Legal Guardian Signature ___________________________  Date ____________

I have read and understand the policies outlined in the Parent/Student Handbook:


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Parent Signature                                                                                     Date

Student Name_______________________________________

Instrument Rental/Checkout Form

Student’s Name___________________________________________________________

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Parent/Guardian’s Name__________________________________________________

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Daytime Phone________________________________________________________


Evening Phone________________________________________________________


Parent Email__________________________________________________________


Student’s Grade Level_______________________________________________


Instrument to be checked out__________________________________________        


Serial #___________________

Rental/Maintenance Agreement


I/We the undersigned understand that the above-mentioned instrument has been rented from the Chaminade College Preparatory Band Program under our care for the fee of Forty ($40) dollars per semester. We agree to care for the instrument and repair any damage that may occur due to student negligence at our own expense. This does not include regular maintenance, which will be determined at the director’s discretion. We agree that upon loss or severe damage to fully pay the current market rate for said instrument’s replacement.



Student Signature______________________________________  Date ______________



Parent/Guardian Signature______________________________  Date _______________



Paid: ___________



Paid: ___________



Student Name_______________________________________

Wind Ensemble


Students and Parents:

Please sign, date and return this page to the director by Tuesday, January 14th, 2020.  By signing this contract, you acknowledge that you have read the handbook and understand all of the rules and policies stated therein as well as acknowledge all of the performance dates and responsibilities.

Student signature:___________________________________ Date:_________________

Parent/Guardian signature:____________________________ Date:_________________