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. 

2021-2022 Band Dates


PSUSD District Calendar for August 2021 - June 2022

​​PSUSD District Calendar for August 2022 - June 2023
Click on the Months for a printable version (as they become available).

March 2022

  • SCSBOA Indio High School Band and Orchestra Festival, Indio High School, Wind Ensemble, times TBA, Saturday, March 19.

  • Band Booster General Meeting, Band Room, 6-7pm, Wednesday, March 23.  

  • Forum Music Festival/Knott's, Wind Ensemble and Advanced Band, Beginning Honor Band, All day, Performance TBA, Friday, March 25.

  • Band Booster Tea Party Committee Meeting, Band Room, 4-5pm, Wednesday, March 30.  

April 2022

  • Band Booster General Meeting, Band Room, 6-7pm, Wednesday, April 6.
  • Spring Break April 11-22.
  • Band Tea Party Fundraiser, RCMS Gym, 11:30am-2pm. Saturday, April 30. 

May 2022

  • Band Booster General Meeting, Band Room, 6-7pm, Wednesday, May 11.
  • Band Awards Concert, RCMS Gym, 7pm, Thursday, May 19.  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 30.

June 2022

  • Band Booster General Meeting, Band Room, 6-7pm, Wednesday, June 1

  • Last Day of School, Friday, June 3.