At this crucial time, and especially since we are losing a rehearsal on Saturday, I will not be allowing any student to miss any rehearsal next week. Missing a rehearsal will result in your child not performing at Homecoming on October 25.
Since the start of the school year, we still have not had 100% attendance at any rehearsal. I cannot understand how this can be, given the magnitude of what we are trying to have your children accomplish.
Parents, I pleaded with you to schedule appointments for non-rehearsal days, and to not pull your child out from rehearsals for parties and other social events. During rehearsals, our students need to be able to trust that the people next to them are marching their spot and playing their parts 100%. Anything less is leaving it up to chance. Every rehearsal is vital. Every note they play is scrutinized. Every step they take is measured. Every swing of their flag is timed.
We have a very curious public waiting to see what this band can accomplish on October 25. Don’t leave the quality of our performance up to chance.
EDIT: It was brought to my attention that there is ACT on Saturday. Obviously, you are excused for that.