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Tolland High School Band
Mrs. Megan Kirwin, Director
mkirwin@tolland.k12.ct.us

I.  Expectations and  Attendance

Students are expected to arrive before he late bell and should begin setting up on arrival.
Class will begin after an appropriate time for set up and daily maintenance(attendance, announcements, etc.)
Students arriving after class has started will be subject to the school attendance policies.

II. Instruments and Music

Instruments are to be in good working order.  It is important for students to have their instruments every day because in a jazz ensemble setting there is only one player per part.  If you are missing your instrument-you are setting back the entire ensemble.
All music and a pencil are required for class daily.

III. Rehearsal Etiquette
Students should be actively involved in all aspects of rehearsal.
Students should demonstrate proper posture and proper instrument and hand position.
No talking or disruptive behavior during rehearsal
No food or beverages except water are allowed in the band room
No hats in rehearsal

IV. Homework/Practice/Extra Help
Students are expected to practice 45 minutes each night.
Students requiring assistance should make an appointment for extra help.
Students will be expected to complete three writing assignments a semester.

V. Concerts
All musicians are expected to perform at all scheduled concerts/activities.  The only exceptions acceptable include illness, death in the family or religious holidays. 
Failure to attend a performance will result in grade reduction.

Concert dress for band is concert black. 
    For boys:  Black pants, white shirt, black shoes and socks and black jacket.
    For girls:  Long black skirt or pants, black shirt, black sandals or shoes.                       

VI. Grading policy
Daily/weekly Partipation  40%                         
Written Assignments 30%
Concerts 30%