Instrumental Program


 

Attendance Responsibilities

Attendance is mandatory at all performances and rehearsals. Genuine illnesses, a death in the family or religious conflict are the only acceptable excuses but make up work will be issued to make up for those points. In the event that problems arise at the last minute, you should contact Mr. Contreras at school. Baseball, football games, dance class etc. are not considered excused, as your absence will affect the entire class and performance. Dates of performances will be given well in advance when possible. PLEASE SCHEDULE DOCTOR/DENTIST/ORTHODONTIST OR OTHER APPOINTMENTS FOR AFTER 3:30PM.


Students are expected to keep track of conflicts with other school events (i.e. club meetings, tutoring, after school sports etc.) and to see the director immediately when such a conflict occurs. The director and the other teacher/coach involved will resolve the conflict. 


Tardiness whether on school time or outside of school time, will not be accepted. Attendance and promptness at all performance/rehearsal activities is an important component of the student's grade.


*Beginning band will not have any after school rehearsals except for a dress rehearsal right before each concert. There should not be any conflicts with after school sports or club activities. 

2017-2018 Band Dates

 

PSUSD District Calendar for August 2017 - June 2018

 

Click on the Months for a printable version (as they become available).

August 2017

  • First Day of School, Wednesday, August 9.

  • Instrument Exploration Night at JWMS, Multi Purpose Room (MPR), 3-7pm,Wednesday, August 16

  • Back to School Night, TBD

  • Rental Night, Band Room, 5-7pm, TBD

  • Band Booster General Meeting, Band Room, 6-7pm, Wednesday, August 30.

September 2017

  • Labor Day, No School, Monday, September 5.

  • Marching Band Camp, Band Room, 8am-1pm, Saturday, September 23.

  • Band Booster General Meeting, Band Room, 6-7pm, Wednesday, September 27.

October 2017

  • Homecoming Parade, downtown Palm Springs 1pm-5pm, Wednesday, October 11.

  • Parent Teacher Conferences/Minimum Days, October 11, 12, 13

  • Non-Student Days (No School), October 9, 10.

  • Shakey's Pizza Band Preview Night and Fundraiser, 4-9pm, Marching Band performs at 5:45pm. Wednesday, October 18.
  • Band Booster General Meeting, Band Room, 6-7pm, Wednesday, October 25.
  • PSHS Band Night at PSHS, TBA

November 2017

  • End of TRIMESTER 1, Friday, November 3.

  • No School, Friday, November 10.

  • Veterans Day Parade, Downtown Palm Springs 2pm-5pm, Saturday, November 11.
  • Band Booster General Meeting, Band Room, 5-6pm, Wednesday, November 15.
  • Thanksgiving Break, No School, November 20-24.

December 2017

  • Festival of Lights Parade, downtown Palm Springs 4pm-7pm, Saturday, December 2.

  • Winter Community Tour, locations, Wednesday, December 6 (Wind Ensemble)
  • Band Booster General Meeting, Band Room, 6-7pm, Wednesday, December 13
  • Beginning Band Holiday Sampler, Band Room, times TBA, Friday, December 15.
  • Winter Break, No School, December 18 - January 5.

January 2018

  • Winter Break, No School, December 18 - January 5.

  • MLK Day, No School, January 15.
  • Band Booster General Meeting, Band Room, 6-7pm, Wednesday, January 17.
  • Parent Teacher Conferences/Minimum Days, January 24. 25. 26.

February 2018

  • 11th Annual SCSBOA District Solo and Ensemble Festival, 8am-5pm, Saturday, February 3.

  • Band Car Wash at RCMS, 8am-12pm, Saturday, February 10.

  • Band Booster General Meeting, Band Room, 6-7pm, Wednesday, February 14.
  • No School, Friday, February 16. 
  • No School, Monday, February 19.
  • Winter Band Concert, RCMS Gym, All Bands, 7pm, Thursday, February 22.
  • End of TRIMESTER 2, Friday, February 23.

March 2018

  • SCSBOA Indio High School Band and Orchestra Festival, Indio High School, Wind Ensemble, times TBA, Saturday, March 10.

  • Forum Music Festival/Knott's, Wind Ensemble and Advanced Band, All day, Performance TBA, Friday, March 16.

  • Band Booster General Meeting, Band Room, 6-7pm, Wednesday, March 21.
  • Spring Break March 26-April 6

April 2018

  • Spring Break, March 26-April 6
  • Band Tea Party Fundraiser, RCMS Gym, 11:30am-2pm. Saturday, April 14. 
  • Band Booster General Meeting, Band Room, 6-7pm, Wednesday, April 25.

May 2018

  • Band Booster General Meeting, Band Room, 6-7pm, Wednesday, May 9.
  • Band Awards Concert, RCMS Gym, 7pm, Thursday, May 17.  All Bands
  • Memorial Day, No School, Monday 28.

June 2018

  • Last Day of School, Friday, June 8.