USE THIS FORM WITH CARE. BE SURE TO REPORT ANY EXPECTED ABSENCES NO LATER THAN 8AM ON THE DAY OF THE REHEARSAL YOU PLAN TO MISS.
Every player is essential to the functioning of the whole. Even one player’s absence is felt, and throws off the balance of the sections. We expect to hear from you no later than 8am on the day of the rehearsal you plan to miss. Much better is to notify us several days or even weeks in advance of any anticipated absence. Please check ALL schedules at the start of the year so that there will be no surprises. Absences in excess of two per semester will be reviewed on a case-by-case basis. Excessive absenteeism can result in loss of your seat (you will be moved elsewhere in your section).You may not miss a dress rehearsal or a concert. If there are special circumstances that might make such an absence unavoidable, please notify the conductor WELL in advance so he or she can plan for your replacement.