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MUS 181AB/381AB – Big Bands

Attendance:
Attendance is mandatory for all rehearsals and performances. Medical excuses must be accompanied with a legitimate note from a doctor. All substitutes will be your responsibility. Failure to get an adequate substitute or to forget your music will result in an automatic “F” grade for the semester.

Be punctual at all rehearsals. Have your instrument(s) out, warmed up and bring a music stand so that rehearsal starts on time! Your grade will be lowered 1/3 for every time you are late to a rehearsal…..Don’t be late!!!!

Saxophone players are responsible for all doubles, every rehearsal! Failure to comply for every rehearsal will result in a lowered letter grade for the semester.

Brass players are responsible for all mutes and flugelhorns . . . every rehearsal! Failure to have all mutes at any rehearsal will result in a lowered letter grade for the semester.

Bass and guitar players must bring tuner. Failure to comply for every rehearsal will result in a lowered letter grade for the semester.

Cellphones:
Cell phones are not permitted during rehearsals and performances!
Anyone using a cell phone during class will receive an F and will not be able to perform or rehearse for the remainder of that semester.

Sound checks and performances:
Failure to be punctual at sound checks and performances will result in an F for the semester. This simply means to be on time, warmed up and ready to play at a designated time.

Sectionals:
A minimum of 10 sectionals must be completed every semester. Each section should meet a minimum of one hour for each sectional. Failure to comply with sectional attendance will result in a lowered grade (1/3 of letter grade) for each missed sectional rehearsal. Section leaders will be responsible to document the attendance for all sectionals.

Lost Parts:
Any lost parts will be up to the individual to replace. (Copied using Sibelius or Finale, or purchased from the publisher)

Dress:
Dress will be determined by each director prior to a concert.
Do not take this lightly. Failure to comply will result in a lowered letter grade for each infraction.

Grade Components:
Attendance – 40 percent
Preparation – 35 percent
Sectionals – 25 percent