We’re back to rehearsing and are preparing music for the upcoming season. The music selections for these concerts will be the most challenging we have attempted this year, with the most to learn about choir performance.
Because there is so much to learn and so little time to prepare, we are making some modifications to our attendance policies.
1) If your student is ill or going to be late or absent, please email us on the day of the rehearsal. They will receive an excused absence for that day.
2) If your student is absent and we have not received an email, they will receive an unexcused absence.
3) If your student is LATE by more than 20 minutes, they also will receive an unexcused absence.
Students with 3 or more excused absences will be tested on the music before the performances to be sure they know their part. This is consistent with the original attendance policy.
Students with 3 or more unexcused absences will not participate in the performances.
This policy will be enforced now through the end of the choir year.
The problems we have been experiencing with attendance and lateness have only increased this year and it has had a significant effect how well we are able to perform. Please understand that we know there are circumstances beyond their control (illness, car trouble, etc) and a simple email will be enough to excuse them when these occur.
Choir is a team sport. It only performs well if the whole team is present at practices.
If you have any questions or concerns about these changes, please email us.