Attendance is crucial to ensuring that all students have a rewarding and fulfilling musical experience. Each and every student plays a vital role in their ensemble, and communication about participation is essential.
- PYCO students are allowed two absences per semester. Members must inform the PYCO staff of their absences as soon as possible in writing by sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. No verbal notifications are allowed. Absences due to COVID-19 illness and quarantine will not be counted against attendance.
- If a member knows in advance that he or she will have more than two absences, he or she must notify their ensemble director beforehand. A strict attendance policy is maintained to ensure the quality of our ensembles.
- It is crucial that all students are ready to begin playing at the start of rehearsal time. Every member is expected to arrive at least 10 minutes before the start time of their rehearsal to get unpacked, tuned, and ready to play. Late arrival to rehearsal will be counted as 1/2 absence.
- Dismissal from PYCO may occur with more than the allowed number of absences and there will be no refund of tuition.