OBSERVANCE OF POLICIES, RULES, REGULATIONS
Band members are expected to behave properly at all times. Misbehavior reflects poorly on the individual,the band, school, and community. Students are expected to demonstrate knowledge of the Policies of the Band Program by their proper behavior. Professed ignorance of Policies will not be accepted as an excuse for misbehavior. Every effort is made to provide Policies. However, directors and chaperones may find it necessary to add to or alter Policies. These may or may not be in writing as the situation allows. Policies and directions delivered verbally should be considered the same as a written Policy. Consequences for failure to follow rules and policies may include the following dependent upon severity of infraction. We are fortunate to have students with the highest moral and character quality.
Upon entering band rooms, take your assigned seat with necessary instruments, music, and equipment.
Cease talking and making noise when the director steps in front of the ensemble.
Warm-up should take place per normal instruction of the director.
Return instruments, music, and equipment to storage upon dismissal by the director. Each member should store his or her own items.
Members will ride buses back to Union City following away games (except members who have been released to their parents, with director approval) and will be released after the announcements. It is requested that parents and friends DO NOT PARK in unmarked areas or on the curb, in order to prevent hazardous conditions involving the buses and equipment truck.
Members are personally responsible for loading and unloading their own equipment from trucks and buses
ATTENDANCE AND ABSENCE
School Attendance: Students may be temporarily excused from rehearsal under the following conditions:
The following rules will govern authorized absences:
Consequences of unauthorized absences
MARCHING BAND TARDINESS
A student will be deemed tardy if he/she is not in his/her assigned position when roll is taken. Roll will be taken as soon as “set” is called by the instructor directing the daily stretch. On regular after school rehearsals, the time for stretch is 6:00 p.m. For extra rehearsals, the start time given will be the time used for Roll call.
BAND HOUSE, PRACTICE FACILITIES and REHEARSALS
It is recognized that the Union City High School Marching Band & Concert Bands maintain a conservative personal appearance in which limitations are placed on individual grooming and attire.
There are an abundance of newsgroups and bulletin boards visited by band members and parents. These sites are a great way to hear about what bands are doing around the country. One of the most popular is the BOA website. Though entertaining, these places are littered with posts, which reflect poorly on individuals and organizations. It’s obvious that many people either don’t realize or don’t care that their personal thoughts, when subjective or inflammatory, reflect on their entire group.
MISBEHAVIOR / GENERAL CONDUCT
Reasons for dismissal from the marching band and/or the band program, dismissal from the activity with no credit, and/or suspension from performances are set by the Band Directors and the School Board as described in the Student and Faculty Handbook. Additional penalties are at the discretion of the band directors and could be imposed for the following violations: