ATTENDANCE POLICY: In order to ensure a successful season, the following attendance policy has been established and must be adhered to:
You are expected to attend every rehearsal. As a member of the St. Cecilia Youth Orchestras, Band, or Jazz Ensembles you have made a commitment to attend weekly rehearsals.
Excused Absence: An absence reported to the Education Director or Education Assistant before 5:00 p.m. on the day of the rehearsal being missed for the following reasons: a conflict with the school music program, illness, or a family emergency.
Non-Excused Absence: Any absence not reported prior to the start of rehearsal, attending a rehearsal without an instrument or an absence for reason other than school music program or concert. A school sporting event does not constitute an excused absence.
1.Two (2) excused absences are allowed per semester.
2. Special mandatory rehearsals or dress rehearsals will not be excused for any reason. Absence will result in the student not participating in the upcoming concert. Attendance at all concerts is mandatory.
3. More than two excused absences OR one unexcused absence may result in the student being asked to withdraw from the group or move back a chair to the back of the section.
4. Absence from a concert constitutes an unexcused absence. Please note that an unexcused absence may result in dismissal from the group or loss of chair position status.
Exceptions to this policy will be granted only at the discretion of the conductors and education
director. In case of dismissal, no refund of tuition will be made.