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Below are some minimum expectations for band members, failure to adhere to these may result is disciplinary action including removal from the marching band.

Attendance:

Marching band has significant interdependencies, a single person missing impacts the quality and effectiveness of our rehearsals and shows.

All rehearsals and performances are mandatory.  Acceptable reasons to miss are sickness/injury (with doctor’s note), death in the family, or religious observance.  It is expected that the absence/tardiness be communicated in writing in advance of the rehearsal/performance.  To communicate in writing send an e-mail to Mr. Hunter at rchunter@wcpss.net.  If you cannot communicate in advance via e-mail it is expected that you call Mr. Hunter (919) 856-3751 in advance and explain the circumstance on the band phone.  Once you are able to communicate in writing via e-mail do so for the record. 

Failure to do the above may result in termination from the marching band and forfeiture of any fees or fair share, as outlined in the marching band financial agreement and fair share policy. 


After School Supervision:

If a student remains at school more than 20 minutes after the final bell for a scheduled band activity:

Unless a student is under the direct supervision of another teacher he/she should be exactly where the schedule posted on the band room dictates, or he/she will be viewed as non-compliant and may be sent home. This is a key part of our school safety and security plan for students. 

Continued non-compliance may result in termination from the marching band and forfeiture of related fees or fair share, as outlined in the marching band financial agreement and fair share policy. 

Standing Rules/Policies:

The following is an attempt to put some of our standing policies in writing where everyone involved in the band will be keenly aware of them.  Understand that not everything can be anticipated and/or written down.  Additionally all WCPSS student policies apply to the band regardless of location. Failure to adhere to all of the policies below may result in termination from the marching band and forfeiture of related fees.

  1. All rehearsals and performances are mandatory.  Acceptable reasons to miss are sickness/injury (with doctor’s note), death in the family, religious observance.  It is expected that the absence/tardiness be communicated in writing in advance of the rehearsal/performance. To communicate in writing, send an e-mail to Mr. Hunter at rchunter@wcpss.net.  If you cannot communicate in advance via e-mail, it is expected that you call Mr. Hunter (919) 856-3751 in advance and explain the circumstance on the band phone.  Once you are able to communicate in writing via e-mail do so for the record. 
  2. Instructions given by band staff are to be followed. 
  3. Instructions given by parent chaperones and bus drivers are to be followed.
  4. Members must be respectful of adults at all times.
  5. Members are to be where they are instructed at all times.
  6. Members will treat each other with respect and courtesy.
  7. Members will not be overly loud and inconsiderate of others.
  8. Members will not apply sunscreen, lotions, perfumes etc. in closed spaces/rooms.
  9. Members will not eat/drink in the band room.
  10. Members will wear their uniform as directed and will remove jewelry when in uniform. 
  11. Members must keep their hands to themselves and not invade others’ personal space.
  12. Members must be under adult supervision at all times.
  13. Members must know their part, their work, and their drill.
  14. Members must carry their dot books and music (if applicable) to all rehearsals.
  15. Members must be responsible for their equipment.
  16. Members will clean up after themselves and leave all areas cleaner than they found them.
  17. At competitions members will sit together in the bleachers with adult chaperones and must check in/out with chaperones for concession/restroom breaks.
  18. At competitions when a group of students has checked out with an approved chaperone they must be in transit or in line, not loitering.
  19. At competitions members will be polite to all other bands, applauding appropriately and saving polite discussion for after performances.
  20. At football games members are to refrain from having food/drink in the bleachers.
  21. At football games members are expected to return from break and be back in the bleachers with the band with 2 minutes remaining in the third quarter.
  22. At football games and competitions members are expected to be attentive to what is taking place on the field. 
  23. At football games members are expected to follow the drum major’s directions and be ready to perform on cue.
  24. At performance venues members must walk in groups of three or more when not seated with band.




   
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