MARCHING BAND
Performance & Practice Grades
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A Performance is the culmination of weeks of hard work and team practice.  Your attendance & participation at a Performance is your grade.  In the case of excused absences, students will perform the selections from the performance individually for a grade.  This will be scheduled with a director  and will take place after school hours.  A student who has an excused absence,  but does not complete their playing test,  will receive a 0 for the  performance.    ALL UNEXCUSED absences will be recorded as 0’s 

PRACTICES PERFORMANCES
Unexcused Absence
-10
-50
Excused
no penality
no penality
Excused but
Late
-5
-10 to -25
Tardy
-3
-3
Unexcused Absence: Sectional
-5
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To be considered an excused absence you must do the following:
1
Submit a note from parent or guardian.
2
Form non -medical excuses, submit the note at least THREE WEEKS PRIOR TO THE EVENT .

*    If a student misses a rehearsal or performance due to an emergency, the student should turn in a note of explanation immediately upon  his/her return. 


EXCUSED ABSENCES TYPES
1
Personal illness - notice appreciated.
2
Unavoidable family events: 
3
Unavoidable family events:  Weddings/Funerals
4
Direct conflicts with other school activities.  This means the student is a necessary participant in the activity. Direct conflicts do not include: practices, banquets, working on behalf of  an organization in  which you do not belong.  With sports teams, students who are starters will be excused, those who are not starters, should still attend the band  performance.  Any questions can we worked out between the student/coach and teacher.
5
Post-Secondary Class Conflicts that can not be resolved:  three week notice applies

WORK IS NEVER CONSIDERED AN EXCUSE