Spirit of the Sands band handbook

 

MEMBERSHIP

All registered students of the Palm Springs Instrumental Music and Visual Corps are invited to be members of the “Spirit of the Sands” Marching and Symphonic Band. THIS IS A PERFORMING ENSEMBLE AND THE CLASS IS BASED UPON FULFILLING THE PERFORMANCE REQUIREMENTS. Students may be required to participate in auditions, however these are for placement only ALL MEMBERS ARE EXPECTED TO MEET THE PERFORMANCE STANDARDS OF THE GROUP. The “Spirit of the Sands” has earned a reputation for excellence literally around the world and thus, all members must work and achieve to this standard in order to perform. This reputation is the result of the commitment, dedication, and hard work of many people over many years. A reputation takes years to build but only a moment to destroy. As a member of this organization you are accepting the responsibility and respect that is part of being part of any worthwhile organization. It is your duty to do your best at all times and work within the rules and guidelines that exist for your safety and to the benefit of all members.

 

ALL MEMBERS SHOULD BE AWARE THAT PERFORMANCE IS A PRIVILEGE NOT A RIGHT, AND ALL MEMBERS MUST EARN THE RIGHT OF PERFORMANCE. Students are expected to learn their music and/or routines and be prepared for rehearsal. STUDENTS MAY BE REMOVED FROM ANY PERFORMANCE IF THEY ARE NOT PREPARED.


USE OF DRUGS, TOBACCO, AND/ OR ALCOHOL IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN. DUE TO THE NATURE OF THE TRAVEL UNDERTAKEN BY THE BAND, ANYONE USING THESE SUBSTANCES MAY BE BARRED FROM PARTICIPATING IN PERFORMANCE ENSEMBLES. WHILE A STUDENT MAY HAVE THE RIGHT TO TAKE ANY CLASS, THE DIRECTOR RESERVES THE RIGHT TO DENY PERFORMANCE OPPORTUNITIES.




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