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The up-to-date handbook for the Evansville Harrison Instrumental Music Program, William A. Gumula, Director.

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  • SOURCE/REFERENCENOTEBOOK

    EXCELLENCEBegins with the simple belief that

    I CAN,Takes root in the decision that

    I WILL,And materializes in the philosophy

    I DO, Despite all else.

    http://harrisoninstrumentalmusic.org

  • TABLE OF CONTENTS

    PRELIMINARIES...........................................................................................................................................5

    THE PURPOSE OF THIS NOTEBOOK..................................................................................................5WELCOME.............................................................................................................................................6A NOTE FOR PARENTS..........................................................................................................................6DISCLAIMER..........................................................................................................................................6

    PURPOSE AND ORGANIZATIONAL STRUCTURE...............................................................................7

    PURPOSE..............................................................................................................................................7ORGANIZATION.....................................................................................................................................7INSTRUMENTAL MUSIC STAFF................................................................................................................7INSTRUMENTAL MUSIC BOOSTERS EXECUTIVE BOARD.........................................................................7INSTRUMENTAL MUSIC LEADERSHIP TEAM............................................................................................8INSTRUMENTAL MUSIC BOOSTERS........................................................................................................8

    COMMUNICATION.......................................................................................................................................8

    STAYING INFORMED..............................................................................................................................8CONTACTING THE INSTRUMENTAL MUSIC TEACHER..............................................................................8

    INSTRUMENTAL MUSIC STUDENT LEADERSHIP TEAM...................................................................9

    ENSEMBLE PRESIDENT..........................................................................................................................9ENSEMBLE VICE-PRESIDENTS................................................................................................................9DRUM MAJORS..................................................................................................................................10FIELD COMMANDER............................................................................................................................10SECTION LEADERS..............................................................................................................................10SECRETARY.........................................................................................................................................10QUARTERMASTER.........................................................................................................................11LIBRARIAN......................................................................................................................................11HISTORIAN......................................................................................................................................11

    HARRISON HIGH SCHOOL ENSEMBLES AND BASIC REQUIREMENTS.....................................11

    SCHEDULE AND TIME COMMITMENT...................................................................................................11PERFORMANCE DRESS CODE..............................................................................................................12CONCERT BAND COURSE DESCRIPTION.............................................................................................12WIND ENSEMBLE COURSE DESCRIPTION............................................................................................12ORCHESTRA COURSE DESCRIPTION....................................................................................................12

    MARCHING BAND PERFORMANCE REQUIREMENTS.....................................................................12

  • MENC/DCI NATIONAL STANDARDS FOR MARCHING BAND..............................................................13ATTENDANCE......................................................................................................................................14WEATHER...........................................................................................................................................14FALLING-IN......................................................................................................................................14HEALTH ISSUES...................................................................................................................................14BAND CAMP.......................................................................................................................................15STUDY TABLES....................................................................................................................................15

    ATTENDANCE.............................................................................................................................................15

    OVERVIEW..........................................................................................................................................15PERFORMANCE ATTENDANCE POLICY................................................................................................16EVSC CO-CURRICULAR POLICY.........................................................................................................16ONLINE EXCUSED-ABSENCE REQUEST FORM.....................................................................................16

    ATTITUDE....................................................................................................................................................17

    ORGANIZATIONAL GUIDELINES (POLICIES AND PROCEDURES)...............................................17

    BASIC EXPECTATIONS.........................................................................................................................18REHEARSAL RESPONSIBILITIES............................................................................................................18REHEARSAL ROOM RULES..................................................................................................................18THE BAND BLOCK AND THIRD QUARTER BREAK................................................................................19TRANSPORTATION/BUS TRIP GUIDELINES...........................................................................................20CONCERT PROTOCOL.........................................................................................................................20SCHOOL-OWNED INSTRUMENT AND EQUIPMENT POLICY..................................................................21MUSIC AND MUSIC FOLDERS..............................................................................................................21PRIVATE LESSONS...............................................................................................................................21CHAPERON TRIP RESPONSIBILITIES.....................................................................................................22CHAIR PLACEMENT AND CHALLENGES ...............................................................................................22PROCEDURES FOR SEAT PLACEMENT CHALLENGES: ..........................................................................22MARCHING BAND UNIFORM RULES AND REGULATIONS ....................................................................23

    AWARDS.......................................................................................................................................................23

    LETTERS..............................................................................................................................................23GENERAL AWARDS.............................................................................................................................24MUSICIANSHIP AWARDS.....................................................................................................................24STUDENT OF EXCELLENCE..................................................................................................................24OUTSTANDING ACHIEVER...................................................................................................................25

    FINANCIAL RESPONSIBILITIES.............................................................................................................25

    OVERVIEW..........................................................................................................................................25NON-ESSENTIAL TRIPS.......................................................................................................................25ADDITIONAL ENSEMBLE FEES.............................................................................................................26BASIC BREAKDOWN OF FEES..............................................................................................................26

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