Symphonic Band Calendar
In the calendar section of this web site you will find the complete band schedule. The specific concert band dates and events can be viewed by themselves through your google calendar. This calendar has most of the events you are responsible for attending but there are other events that may occur within the instrumental music department that you are still responsible for attending. Work is not an excuse for missing an event. This calendar is out in plenty of time for you to work around your work schedule. There will be no excused absence from sectional night, guest conductor night, contest concert or contest. Absences from these events will negatively impact your grade.
Symphonic Band Expectations
The symphonic band is the top concert band in the instrumental music department. It is an honor to be a member of this organization and along with honor comes responsibility. Symphonic band members are expected to come to rehearsal every day ready to rehearse with all of their equipment (including pencils). They are expected to be in their seats, ready to rehearse no more than 2 minutes after the second bell rings. All members are expected to learn their parts and do their best to be teachable, cooperative, and willing to pull the musicality out of every note on every piece of music we perform. Symphonic band members must conduct themselves in a mature manner during class which includes keeping talking and disruptive behaviors to a minimum. If a student is disruptive to the learning process on a regular basis he/she may be removed from the organization and placed in concert band. If these items are attended to we will have an enjoyable, and musical experience as we all learn together in the upcoming season.
With Pride in Performance