LIBERTY BAND CONFLICT FORM
READ CAREFULLY BEFORE SUBMITTING. IF THIS FORM IS SUBMITTED BEFORE A DIRECT CONVERSATION WITH MR. WEAVER, YOUR ABSENCE WILL AUTOMATICALLY BE UNEXCUSED.
Being present at all rehearsals is the most minimal of requirements for learning to occur. You must do everything possible (by planning ahead) to be in attendance. Remember, in a band your performance is directly related to, and effects, that of others. No matter what your role is within the band, you are an active participant and the team is counting on you. The following policies are designed with that team concept in mind:
1. Being on time means being in your “correct rehearsal venue” with all necessary materials prior to the official start time as determined by “Redhawk Band Standard Time.” The official “Redhawk Band Standard Time” is in sync with the international atomic clock used to keep your cellular phone on time. To be “on time”, you must plan on arriving early. This would include any preparation time you need for your instrument and music, changing clothes, filling water, getting a pencil, travel time to and from outside or another predetermined rehearsal venue, etc.
During your band class period, the requirement to be considered “on time” is to be in your seat ready to rehearse exactly three minutes after the bell. Students entering the band hall after the tardy bell will be marked tardy. During after-school marching rehearsals, the requirement to be considered “on time” is to be in the attendance block on the correct field, ready to rehearse (with all materials) exactly five minute before the scheduled start time. Students entering the band hall after 4:40 will be marked tardy.
2. Attendance at ALL before and after-school rehearsals are mandatory and part of the curriculum for all band classes (see CHARMS Calendar for times).
3. Attendance at ALL summer band rehearsals is mandatory and a requirement of the course (see Summer Band Letter and Band Calendar for specifics).
4. Attendance at ALL performances is mandatory and a requirement of the course. Members not participating in a particular performance may be required by the director, on an event by event basis, to attend. Learning from listening can be just as productive as learning by performing.
5. All absences and tardies will be evaluated on a case-by-case basis by Mr. Weaver, with the associate directors’ assistance. Please notify Mr. Weaver first of any upcoming absence or tardy. Attendance decisions will not be made by Band Leadership Team members. You must speak with a director.
6. School athletes must be responsible for communicating potential absences or tardiness due to school-related conflicts. With the comparatively few amount of performances we have each year, these are rarely excused for athletics practices or games but are handled on a case-by-case basis…so always talk to Mr. Weaver.
PROCEDURE FOR ABSENCES
Contact Mr. Weaver IMMEDIATELY when you realize you may be absent or tardy for a performance or a rehearsal for ANY reason (must be face-to-face if the absence/tardy is known about in advance).
Fill out the conflict form below after you have spoken to Mr. Weaver.
Religious Holidays (with one month face-to-face advance notice)
Once In A Lifetime (with one month face-to-face advance notice)
Severe Personal Injury of Medical Condition (requires Dr.'s clearance to return)
Death in the Family
Non-school sports practice or games
Church related activities and trips
Family, friend, or self birthday party
Babysitting (including siblings)
Doctor, Dentist, or Orthodontist Appointments (except medical emergencies)
8. Four unexcused tardies will result in a one-letter-grade deduction on the report card and may result in loss of performance status.
9. Two unexcused absences will result in a one-letter-grade deduction on the report card and may result in loss of performance status.