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2020-2021 Band Commitment Form – Parent/Student Expectations

Due: Friday, May 15th, 2020


During the 2020-21 school year students will have the opportunity to participate in the Madison County High School Vaquero Guard. Every band student at MCHS will be registered for a curricular concert ensemble which will meet during the day. Students who are in the Marching Band will attend class together as well as rehearsals and performances that meet outside of the school day.  Students who choose to be in the band will still get a grade for their respective band class. 

In order to maintain a successful marching band program, it is essential for every participating student, teacher, and parent to commit to the activity. This document outlines the basic expectations for each of these “players” in our marching band family. Please read this document carefully before signing below.

Students who commit to being a part of the 2020-21 band will be making a full season commitment to participate in all football games, parades, concerts, and contests from August through May.  Without a firm commitment from each student, it would be impossible for us to design an effective show with proper drill, staging, and music.

*** Losing members partway through the season or over the summer will have a dramatic musical & visual impact on every show thereafter.

Rehearsal Dates & Times

  • Color Guard tryouts: TBD
  • Drumline tryouts: TBD
  • Band Camp: July 20th- July 31st, 2020 (8:00 am-3:00pm with a lunch break from 11:00am-12:00pm)

*If you do not attend band camp, you will not be able to participate in Vaquero Guard

  • Evening Rehearsals: August 3rd-4th and August 6th-7th (5pm-7pm)
  • Weekly After-School Rehearsal Beginning: Tuesday, August 11th (3:30pm – 5:00pm)
  • Weekly After-School Rehearsals will be EVERY Tuesday and Thursday from (3:30pm-5:00pm) unless otherwise told.

*All dates laid out on this form are subject to change if circumstances change. At the event of rescheduled events, parents and students will be notified within two weeks of a change.*



Student Expectations

  • The student will attend ALL rehearsals.

*An unexcused absence will result in loss of a spot in the show. Continued absence will result in dismissal from the band.

  • The student will attend ALL football games, parades, and contests
  • The student will come to every marching band event with a positive attitude, ready to work as part of a team.
  • The student will work hard to maintain good grades in all classes.

***Absences must be excused 48 hours in advance. The director understands that emergencies happen. In the case of an emergency, a note within 24 hours after the emergency must be given to the director.


Parent/Guardian Expectations

  • Parents/ Guardians will assist in facilitating their students arriving at rehearsals and performances on time.
  • Parents/ Guardians will help attempt to keep their child’s schedule free of conflict from all rehearsals and performances.
  • Parents/Guardians will help encourage their child to practice their music outside of the classroom!


-Mr. DeLuca


Once you have read through the commitment form, go to the following survey and fill it out!