Great performance on Friday night! We travel to Harvest Prep this Friday and will present Show 1 - “Boy Bands”. This week’s update includes few reminders as well as
This week’s update includes:
Marching Band Season-in-Review - Thursday, October 24 - 7:00PM
Our Annual Marching Band Season-in-Review is a few weeks away! This event showcases our traditional pre-game show and all five half-time shows. Should Mother Nature not cooperate; we have booked a weather location in the HS Gymnasium. All family and friends are welcome and HIGHLY encouraged to attend this special event.
Attendance Policy - REMINDER
Please note the following excerpt from the forthcoming 2019-2020 Bobcat Bands Handbook.
“All band members make a commitment when they join band. These commitments extend to attending all rehearsals and performances. The dates of such are published and made known well in advance. Additionally, directors ensure reminders of rehearsals and performances are part of the daily rehearsal schedule. It is expected that all members will be in attendance at all scheduled events.
Should a student be unable to make a particular rehearsal or performance, then a parent/guardian must complete the "Absence Request Form" a minimum of two weeks in advance of the requested absence. Unlike past years where an email would suffice, there will be an online form for Excused absence requests - https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSciR-gNeOxFUPPtRHfeX53ukT2sHhpW2i9lIWE7fDwiKalnkA/viewform
In the event of a medical or family emergency, the parent/guardian should contact Mr. Herrmann at a time most convenient to the family’s needs by phone or email. Medical and/or family emergencies are automatically Excused. This includes students who are marked ‘Excused’ absent from school on the day of a performance.
Unexcused absences can result in lowered grades and loss of permission to travel. An unexcused performance can never be made up. Actions or lack thereof speak louder than words. As stated previous, band is co-curricular. As such, work is not an excuse. Communicate clearly with your employer and well in advance. Missing school for work is unexcused; therefore; missing band for work is ALSO UNEXCUSED.
Alternate Performance Assessments (APA) will be assigned to all performance-based absences. The APA will include performing, individually or in small groups, music from the missed performance.
Marching Band Absence Maximum: Each student is limited to two Excused absences during the marching band season (August 14 through November 1). Requests for exceptions will be dealt with on a case-by-case basis.”
10/4 Away at Harvest Prep - 7:00PM Kickoff
Load Out: 5:30
10/4 Away at Harvest Prep
10/10 End of 1st Academic Quarter
Evening Rehearsal 8:00-10:00PM
10/11 No School - GHS Staff Professional Development Day
Home vs Liberty Union
10/17 Band Parents Association Meeting 6:30PM
Evening Rehearsal 8:00-10:00PM
10/18 Home vs Buckeye Valley (Senior Night)
10/23 Jazz Ensemble - Fall Concert - 7:00PM
10/24 Season-in-Review - 7:00PM
10/25 Away at Columbus Academy
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