Greetings 6th grade students and parents,
Just a reminder that our concert is next week on Thursday, November 17. Students will meet me in the band room promptly at 6:30pm while parents go to the Auditeria to have a seat and we will start playing at 7pm.
Also, the dress code and attendance policies in the syllabus are attached for your convenience (though all is listed in the online band handbook). Please review this document carefully to make sure everyone is set up for success.
Just in case, here is the dress code for concerts:
Attendance to all performances is mandatory. A lowered grade will be assessed for the quarter without an excused absence. Students are responsible for having the proper concert attire and equipment. Concert attire is formal attire or business casual (with formal shoes). Students may wear clothes ranging from “business casual” to formal attire. This will open up possibilities and will allow any purchased clothes to be used for more than one event and if you already have this attire then no extra purchases will be needed.
For boys, the same concert attire policy that is listed above for formal wear applies but you may also dress “business casual” with khaki pants (tan or black), a polo shirt (any color), or regular button up (any color). No specific colors are required. Boys are not required to wear a tie or suit unless so desired. However, formal shoes are needed. For girls, the same concert attire policy that is listed above for formal wear applies but absolutely no yoga pants or similar clothing is to be worn.
For all students, business casual to formal attire is to be school appropriate as defined in the Redbook. However, no t- shirts, no graphic shirts, no sandals, no flip flops, no tennis/athletic shoes, no boots, etc., are to be worn. Common sense. Nice clothes. Dress classy, not sassy.
Students not meeting this dress code may not be allowed to perform and may have a reduction in grade.
This has also been posted to specific email addresses provided by parents and the students’ Google Classroom.
See you soon,
Mr. Marc Whitlock
Band Director, Discovery Middle School