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.
First Day of School, Wednesday, August 7.
Instrument Exploration Night at JWMS, Multi Purpose Room (MPR), 3-7pm, Wednesday, August 14
Rental Night, Band Room, 5-7pm, August 23
Labor Day, No School, Monday, September 2.
Parent Teacher Conferences/Minimum Days, October 2, 3; Minimum Day Oct. 4
Non-Student Days (No School), October 7
Band Booster General Meeting, Band Room, 6-7pm, Wednesday, October 9.
End of TRIMESTER 1, Friday, November 1.
Veterans Day Parade, Downtown Palm Springs 2pm-5pm, Monday, November 11.
No School, Monday, November 11.
Festival of Lights Parade, downtown Palm Springs 4pm-7pm, Saturday, December 7.
Winter Break, No School, December 23 - January 10.
13th Annual SCSBOA District Solo and Ensemble Festival, 8am-5pm, Saturday, February 1.
Band Car Wash at RCMS, 8am-12pm, Saturday, February 8.
SCSBOA Indio High School Band and Orchestra Festival, Indio High School, Wind Ensemble, times TBA, Saturday, March 14.
Forum Music Festival/Knott's, Wind Ensemble and Advanced Band, All day, Performance TBA, Friday, March 20.
Band Booster General Meeting, Band Room, 6-7pm, Wednesday, June 3
Last Day of School, Friday, June 5.
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