Attendance at all concerts is required by all members. There are no “excused” absences from concerts! Rehearsals are also mandatory. It is not fair to the group to attend rehearsals and then miss concerts—the ensemble depends on stand partners that are familiar with each other and the group working together as a whole.
Attendance at rehearsals is required except in the case of illness. Students should contact their conductor in advance if possible to explain absences. In any given semester, one unexcused absence or two absences for any reason from rehearsals may result in the student being asked not to play in the concerts. Students should contact their conductor in advance if possible to explain absences.
Unless notified to the contrary by your conductor, rehearsals are scheduled for every Monday evening during the concert season, regardless of school schedules, teacher workdays or other events.