1> Attendance Policy:Expectations: Show Up! Everyone is counting on you! In order to have successful band rehearsals and performances, it is essential that we have full attendance. The absence of one person not only affects that person, but also the entire group. The critical factors of uniformity, balance, spacing and alignment cannot be improved or maintained with absences.Legitimate Excuses: Legitimate excuses for rehearsal or performance are: illness, accident, serious illness/death in the family, and doctor’s appointments. If possible, contact Mr. Parker (firstname.lastname@example.org) prior to an absence. Students must bring an excuse note from parent or guardian following any absence. A request to be excused from a future rehearsal or performance must be submitted at the earliest possible time and will be considered by the director, pending the legitimacy of the case presented.Unexcused Absence: Unexcused absence from a performance is unacceptable and may result in dismissal from the marching band. Absences, tardiness or leaving early because of work or homework are not excused. Problems with absences, tardiness or leaving early from rehearsal will be given appropriate consequences regarding performance opportunities.Summer Months: For summer rehearsals, we are very flexible and can work with absences due to Scout camps, vacations, EFY, etc. We expect that conflicts be communicated upfront before the Step Off Meeting and we will work with individuals on an individual basis. If you have questions, please ask one of the directors.Ask: If you are not sure or have a request, problem, or question, ask the band director at the earliest possible time.2> All music/routine must be memorized by the designated deadlines or you may be assigned an alternate position. Music must be passed off to section leaders, designated staff and/or Director. Section leaders are there to help you, so please use their help with the music.3> Members may be asked to perform their Drill Segments and marching technique for their section leaders, staff and/or Director. Drill segments will include proper field position, horn position, body motion, music performance, etc.4> Attendance at sectionals is required. Any absence must have prior approval by section leader and Director.5> All fees are non refundable and must be paid in compliance with the payment schedule.6> I will not complain to anyone who cannot fix the problem. If the problem cannot be fixed, I will not complain. I will not listen to anyone else complain!