Greetings, humans! Here are your daily announcements!
Just a friendly reminder that tonight's performance at Meet the Tigers in the RCHS stadium has a call-time of 5:30 PM. The uniform for the event includes your department shirt, department shorts, black-crew socks, and your marching band shoes. The performance is at 6:30 PM. I anticipate that we will be done by 7:30 PM (if not earlier). This is a quick one!
Don't stay up late tonight, because we still have a practice from 9:30 AM until noon tomorrow (Saturday). As always, wear tennis shoes, drink plenty of fluids, and wear sun screen. The goal is a performance ready 1st and 2nd movements! We move on to the third movement on Monday.
In addition to tonight's performance, we have another performance that takes place a week from today. On August 27th, the Marching Tigers cheers on the RCHS football team against Casey-Westfield. Visit http://www.rchsbands.net/announcements--itineraries/2019-football-games-schedule-details for more details. Yes, the URL has 2019 in the link, but the information is still the same.
Hopefully, you shared the 2021 Marching Tigers performance schedule with your family, coaches, and your employers back in July. If you have not, please do so ASAP. Schedule conflicts are much harder to resolve at the last minute. You may find the perfrmance schedule at https://www.rchsbands.net/2021-2022-calendar.html.
Last but not least, to avoid any confusion, the attendance policy for performances is listed below. Please let the Marching Tigers staff know should you have any questions.
If individuals are not present at performances, the entire group is affected. Because the schedule is given to the students at the beginning of the quarter, students are aware of the band schedule well in advance. Students are expected to make arrangements to attend all performances and rehearsals. An excused absence can only be granted with prior notification in writing. Emergency situations require a phone call as soon as possible. The high school phone number is (618) 393-2191. Simply ask to be transferred to the band room. Parents or students are asked to leave a message with the high school administrative office should the band director not be available. In the event of an emergency absence, the student should bring written documentation upon his/her return to school in order for the absence to be excused. Per school policy, students absent from school cannot participate in an after-school practice or performance. Acceptable excused absences are as follows: severe personal illness, death in the family, school related performances, or a “once in a lifetime event.” Absences that a student wishes to be considered a “once in a lifetime event” must be submitted at least 2 weeks in advance of the projected absence. Absences from a contest must be requested at least 30 days in advance. The Band Director will make the decision whether or not to excuse the absence in a case-by-case manner. Page !RCHS Band Handbook 5Work, dentist appointments (non-serious nature), orthodontist appointments, outside-of-school organizational activities, club meetings (school or otherwise, unless approved by the band director), and non-serious family member illnesses will not be excused and will result in the proper grade reduction. Dental emergencies (ie. severe tooth ache, tooth knocked out, abscess, etc.) will be covered by the “severe personal illness” excuse. If a student is found to have an attendance problem, regardless of the nature, the student may be excluded from special activities."