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. 

2019-2020 Band Dates

 

PSUSD District Calendar for August 2019 - June 2020


 

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

August 2019

  • 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

  • Band Booster General Meeting, Band Room, 6-7pm, Wednesday, August 29.
  • Back to School Night, August 29

September 2019

  • Labor Day, No School, Monday, September 2.

  • Band Booster General Meeting, Band Room, 6-7pm, Wednesday, September 25.

October 2019

  • 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.

  • Marching Band Camp, Band Room, 8am-1pm, Saturday, October 12.
  • Shakey's Pizza Band Preview Night and Fundraiser, 4-9pm, Marching Band performs at 5:45pm. Wednesday, October 16.
  • Homecoming Parade, downtown Palm Springs 1pm-5pm, Wednesday, October 23.
  • PSHS Band Night at PSHS, TBA

November 2019

  • End of TRIMESTER 1, Friday, November 1.

  • Veterans Day Parade, Downtown Palm Springs 2pm-5pm, Monday, November 11.

  • No School, Monday, November 11.

  • Band Booster General Meeting, Band Room, 5-6pm, Wednesday, November 13.
  • Thanksgiving Break, No School, November 25-29.

December 2019

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

  • Winter Community Tour, locations, Wednesday, December 11 (Wind Ensemble)
  • Band Booster General Meeting, Band Room, 6-7pm, Wednesday, December 11
  • Beginning Band Holiday Sampler, Band Room, times TBA, Friday, December 13.
  • Winter Break, No School, December 23 - January 10.

January 2020

  • Winter Break, No School, December 23 - January 10.

  • MLK Day, No School, January 20.
  • Band Booster General Meeting, Band Room, 6-7pm, Wednesday, January 22.
  • Parent Teacher Conferences/Minimum Days, January 29, 30; Minimum Day Jan. 31.

February 2020

  • 13th Annual SCSBOA District Solo and Ensemble Festival, 8am-5pm, Saturday, February 1.

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

  • Band Booster General Meeting, Band Room, 6-7pm, Wednesday, February 12.
  • No School, Friday, February 14. 
  • No School, Monday, February 17.
  • Winter Band Concert, RCMS Gym, All Bands, 7pm, Thursday, February 20.
    • Beginning Band Mandatory Rehearsal 2:35pm-4pm
    • Wind Ensemble Call Time 6pm
    • Advanced Band Call Time 6:15pm
    • Beginning Band Call Time 6:30pm
    • Concert Begins at 7pm
  • End of TRIMESTER 2, Friday, February 28.

March 2020

  • 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, March 25..  

April 2020

  • Band Booster General Meeting, Band Room, 6-7pm, Wednesday, April 1.
  • Spring Break April 6-17.
  • Band Tea Party Fundraiser, RCMS Gym, 11:30am-2pm. Saturday, April 25. 

May 2020

  • Band Booster General Meeting, Band Room, 6-7pm, Wednesday, May 13.
  • Band Awards Concert, RCMS Gym, 7pm, Thursday, May 21.  All Bands
    • Beginning Band Mandatory Rehearsal 2:35pm-4pm
    • Wind Ensemble Call Time 6pm
    • Advanced Band Call Time 6:15pm
    • Beginning Band Call Time 6:30pm
    • Concert Begins at 7pm
  • Memorial Day, No School, Monday 25.

June 2020

  • Band Booster General Meeting, Band Room, 6-7pm, Wednesday, June 3

  • Last Day of School, Friday, June 5.

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