Jazz Attendance Policy

Because of the nature of how the Jazz combos are put together, each individual is crucial to the success of the combo as a whole.

Attendance needs to be the top priority of the members.

Jazz Institute members are allowed one (2) excused absences per concert cycle.

  1. Excused absences include:
    • Illness
    • Family emergency
    • Religious Holiday
    • School Performance
    • College Auditions/Visits (seniors only)
  2. No unexcused absences are allowed.

Reporting an Absence:

  1. A planned absence must be reported one week prior to a rehearsal by email (patrick@gdyo.org)  (Absence because of illness or emergency must be reported by the day of rehearsal)
  2. Students who do not notify the office will be given an unexcused absence.

Consequences:

Consequences are at the discretion of the staff or instructor. Absences will be reviewed on a case by case basis.

  • 1 unexcused absences – cannot play the concert
  • 2 unexcused absences – dismissal from the program

Late Arrival/Leaving before rehearsal ends:

Being “on time” to a rehearsal means being at least 10 minutes early with all the necessary equipment. Students may not be late without 1 week notice to the office.

1st time: warning
3rd time: meeting with Program director and combo instructor
4th time: cannot play the concert
5th time: dismissal from program.

Leaving rehearsal early without 1 week notice is unacceptable unless the student is ill and has spoken with a GDYO staff member.

1st time: Suspended from concert
2nd time: Dismissed from program.