The Blugold Marching Band is a performing ensemble. The success of the group depends upon the attendance of every member at every rehearsal and performance. Attendance is therefore expected and required. Attendance will be checked at the beginning of each rehearsal and performance. All regularly occurring conflicts (classes, labs, etc.) must be cleared with the director in the beginning of the season. All other absences (illness, etc.) must be documented with an absence slip (available on the director's bulletin board.) Otherwise, they will be unexcused. Three tardies will equal one absence. It is each member's responsibility to make sure his/her attendance record is correct. Section Leaders will take attendance daily.
When you arrrive at rehearsal go immediately to the tag board and flip your name tag. NEVER flip anyone else's tag. Each person is responsible for his/her own attendance. The tag board will be closed and removed as soon as rehearsal begins. Attendance will be compiled from the tag board.
The final course grade is based on attendance. There is no penalty for an excused absence. Each unexcused absence from a rehearsal will lower the grade by one-half letter. An unexcused absence from a performance will lower the grade by two letters.