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January 1, 2020

The basketball season is rapidly approaching and I wanted to share some information about how the basketball pep band requirement for every band student will be structured this year.  It is very similar to last year but there have been a couple changes.  Please pay close attention to the information shared below.





Per the course registration catalog (AHS PATHFINDER) as well as numerous discussions in class, participation in basketball pep band is required of students in all concert classes.

You will notice that there are a total of ten (10) individual games [5 double header events] where there will be a basketball pep band held.  Students will earn points based on the total number of games they attend (see chart above).  This is different from last year.  Students are responsible for adding these dates to their calendars and attending each event.

Students are also responsible for REPORTING ANY ABSENCES ( < click this link) to Mr. Funk per the absence reporting policy discussed in class and on this website.  Pre-approved absences (at least 2-3 days notice prior to event) will be considered on a case-by-case basis by Mr. Funk and extenuating circumstances with less than 2 days notice ONLY will be evaluated on a case-by-case basis.

In order to receive credit for each game, students must show up at the call time posted on the band calendar and stay until attendance is taken at the end of the event.  Students who show up only for the second game on a given date must arrive and check in with Mr. Funk no later than 30 minutes prior to the start of the second game.  Students who miss the call time for any reason (unless pre-approved) may lose partial credit for that event.

This year, we have games that fall on Friday nights and Saturday afternoons.  For the most part, the pep band events will not conflict with other rehearsal schedules (with the exception of winter guard).  Students in a school sponsored activity (sport or club) that may conflict with the above schedule will need to get a copy of their activity schedule to Mr. Funk ASAP in writing (email is preferred).

Please remember that this pep band requirement is only for the REGULAR SEASON BASKETBALL GAMES.  All Pep assemblies will be covered by the marching band and will not count toward this requirement.  Potential post-season playoff games will not count toward this requirement.  If the basketball team(s) make it to the playoffs, the post-season pep bands will be determined, in part, by your attendance through the regular season.

The pep band grade will go into the "Concerts" category in the grade book and will be posted during the second semester grading window.

All of these events have been posted on the band calendar so please be sure to update your personal calendars as well.  I hope that all of this makes sense.  If you have any questions, please be sure to send me a quick e-mail and I will send you more information.


-Mr. Funk

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