PHS RED RAIDER BAND ATTENDANCE POLICY

Attendance at all rehearsals and performances is REQUIRED. In order for a student to receive an “excused absence”, a handwritten note must reach the Directors at least 3 DAYS PRIOR to a rehearsal and 7 DAYS PRIOR to a performance. While emails are convenient, we have determined that emails can also be easily manipulated by individuals posing as a parent or guardian. The ONLY exceptions to this are sickness, accident or emergency. Roll call will be taken at each rehearsal and performance at a specified time. A tardy student, without a valid written excuse, will receive a reduction of 1/3 letter grade for each occurrence. An absent student, without a valid written excuse, will receive a reduction of 1 full letter grade for each occurrence. More than 2 unexcused absences will result in disciplinary action & may include dismissal from the band. It is our feeling that the main reason you are in band is to practice & perform as a group. If you continually miss practices & performances, even with excuses, it affects the entire band’s performance. A student who is tardy or absent for any reason will have a period of 2 school days to have their parents call or meet with Mr. Busch and Ms. Koch before their grade is lowered.