For Band Directors

Riverside County High School Honor Band Director Expectations

Auditions

Directors are expected to . . .

  • Positively encourage students to audition
  • Provide audition guidance to students
  • Ensure that student has a printed copy of the event “Guidelines and Contract”
  • Clarify any policies in the event “Guidelines” document
  • Assist students with transportation arrangements if needed

Committees

Directors are expected to . . .

  • Consider applying to assist on a committee (not required!)
  • Consider applying to adjudicate (for compensation)

Selection

Directors are expected to . . .

  • Notify students of acceptance
  • Direct students to online resource hub

Music

Directors are expected to . . .

  • Print copies of music if needed
  • Make sure students know what part split/assignment they will play
  • Support student in learning his/her music

Paperwork

Directors are expected to . . .

  • Ensure that student has a printed copy of the event “Permission Slip” and is prepared to turn it in at the first rehearsal.

Logistics

Directors are expected to . . .

  • Checking emails regularly and respond in a timely fashion
  • Pass important email messages on to students and parents

Rehearsals and Performance

Directors are expected to . . .

Be present for performance (any director who has a student participating in the event will be given free admission to the performance)

  • Ensure that student(s) have transportation to all rehearsals and the performance.
    • It is advised that a band director from your district reserve a vehicle to transport students to and from rehearsals/performance.
    • You are more than welcome to observe rehearsals, at which you will learn a great deal from the guest conductor!
    • If you choose to attend rehearsals, please inform Louisa so that meals can be provided for you. There may be things to assist with during rehearsals, and your help is greatly appreciated!
    • If your ASB account, site, or district cannot afford to assist with costs related to transportation and subs to ensure that students are able to participate, please let Louisa know ASAP.

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