If you must be absent, complete this form as soon as you know of your expected absence. Please remember that students should make every effort not to be absent for sectionals. Dress rehearsals, concerts, and retreats are mandatory. If students must be absent for a chair seating audition, they must send a recording in advance to firstname.lastname@example.org by the Friday preceding their expected absence.
Symphony Students are allowed the following absences:• 2 ABSENCES during the first concert period: September 10 - December 14 concert• 2 ABSENCES during the second concert period: January 7 – February 24 concert • 2 ABSENCES during the third concert period: February 25 – May 5 concert
If you exceed exceed the excused absence limit, you will receive a notice from the GTCYS office informing you that you are now ineligible for GTCYS activities until the beginning of the next concert period. No refunds will be issued in this situation. In special circumstances, conductors may make exceptions to the attendance policy, and may require students who have exceeded their allowed absences to perform excerpts from the current concert repertoire to demonstrate their preparedness despite their absences. Please contact GTCYS Program Director Miranda Bryan at email@example.com with questions.