SMS BANDS SCHEDULE 2013-2014 SCHOOL YEAR  

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Performance Attendance Policy

Band is a performance class. The required performances are considered an extension of the school day and are therefore academic, not extra-curricular.

A parent/guardian needs to make any excused absence requests by calling or emailing Mr. Horton no later than 2 weeks prior to the performance.  If a performance is missed without an excused absence request, only documented illness and family emergencies will be acceptable excuses. All absences should be documented by a parent phone call or email before the concert, when possible.

To receive credit for an absence from a concert, Students will need to make arrangements to perform the concert music individually for Mr. Horton outside of the school day within one week of the concert.