Policies

Attendance

Due to the short length of each session, rehearsal attendance is critical. Musicians committing to play a session and its concert(s) must not miss more than one of the rehearsals, and must attend the rehearsal immediately prior to the concert. Extenuating circumstances may be discussed individually with the Director. If you are unable to play a session, please let the Director know so that a substitute can be found.

Concert Dress

Standard concert dress is a long-sleeve, solid-color dress shirt or blouse; black dress pants; black socks; and black shoes. For outdoor concerts the shirt or blouse may be short-sleeve or long-sleeve depending on the weather conditions. Some concerts may have alternate dress requirements.

Equipment

In addition to your instrument and pencil, some concerts or rehearsals will require musicians to bring their own music stands. Some repertoire will require brass players to have various types of mutes and percussionists to have various types of sticks, mallets, and small accessory instruments.

Music

Musicians will be issued a folder of music for each session. The music and folder are property of the SMAA and must be returned after the concert. Anyone who loses or damages any music will be assessed full replacement value. Please only use pencil when marking on the music.

Part Assignments

The Director reserves the right to determine part assignments and seating within a section and to assign solos when necessary. The Director may change part assignments for each concert based upon the requirements of the music, applicable musical interpretation issues, and other criteria. The Director may delegate this responsibility to section principals designated by the Director. Players who have a concern about part assignment or seating may discuss their concern with the Director.

Contribution

We ask that musicians make an annual tax-deductible contribution to the Snowbelt Musical Arts Association to help support SMAA in covering the band’s expenses. These include rehearsal and concert space rentals, insurance, sheet music, instruments and equipment, marketing and publicity, and a stipend for the Director.

Schedule

Session 3

Rehearsals
Monday, September 11 – 7:00 – 9:15
Monday, September 18 – 7:00 – 9:15
Monday, September 25 – 7:00 – 9:15
Monday, October 2 – 7:00 – 9:15
Monday, October 9 – 7:00 – 9:15

All rehearsals will be at Chardon Middle School, 424 North Street, Chardon.

Concert
Sunday, October 15, 3:00 PM
The concert will be at Sisters of Notre Dame, 13000 Auburn Rd, Chardon.

Session 4

Rehearsals
Monday, October 30 – 7:00 – 9:15
Monday, November 6 – 7:00 – 9:15
Monday, November 13– 7:00 – 9:15
Monday, November 20 – 7:00 – 9:15
Monday, November 27 – 7:00 – 9:15

All rehearsals will be at Chardon Middle School, 424 North Street, Chardon.

Concert
Saturday, December 2, 3:00 PM
Concert location is TBD.

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