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					  Huber Heights City Schools
     Wayne High School




Wayne
Bands
       2012-2013 Family Handbook
Approved by the Huber Heights City Schools Board of Education
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              2012-2013 Wayne Bands Handbook
                                            Table of Contents
Section One: Band Program Overview / General Information
Message to Students                                                         4
Message to Parents                                                          5
Mission Statement / Band Staff / Contact Information                        6
Band Program Organizational Chart                                           7
Band Program Courses & Activities                                           8
The Wayne Music Club                                                        9


Section Two: Curricular Band Classes - Policies and Procedures
Overview / Daily Expectations / Student Conduct / Attendance Policy        11
Music & Folders / Required Materials / Grading Policy                      12
Performances / Concert Dress Code / Trips / School-Owned Instruments       13
School-Owned Instruments and Equipment / Private Lessons                  13-14
Performance Calendar At-A-Glance                                           15


Section Three: Marching Band
General Information / Eligibility Requirements                             17
Game Information & Guidelines                                              18
Student Pick-up & Drop-off / Attendance Policies                           19
Uniforms                                                                  19-20
Student Conduct / Weekly Info Sheet / Senior Show                          20
Student Leadership Opportunities                                           21
Awards / Participation Point Requirements                                  22
Band Camp General Information                                              22
Marching Band Schedule At-A-Glance                                         24
Checklist for Participation                                                25
Letter to Employers                                                        26
Handbook Contract                                                          27

Section Four: Warriorettes
General Information/Eligibility Requirements                               29
Game Information & Guidelines                                              30
Student Pick-up & Drop-off/Attendance Policies                             31
Uniforms                                                                   32
Warriorette Image                                                          33
Officers                                                                   33
Awards/Participation Points Requirements                                   35
Band Camp General Information                                              36
Summer Schedule                                                            37
Checklist for Participation & Handbook Contract                            38
Letter to Employers                                                        39
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                                        Section I
                                Band Program Overview
                                  General Information




                            Wayne Bands Family Handbook
                                 2012-2013Huber Heights City Schools
                             WAYNE HIGH SCHOOL BANDS
                                         WAYNE HIGH SCHOOL
        Kirsten Showers,
        Director of Bands
                                         5400 Chambersburg Road              Natalie Schott,
                                                                       Assistant Director of Bands
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                                               Huber Heights, Ohio 45424
                                              Telephone: 937-233-6431 x. 74104
                                             On the web: www.wayneband.org
                                        email: Kirsten.showers@huberheightscityschools.org
                                         email: Natalie.Nicholl@huberheightscityschools.org




      Dear Band Members,

      Welcome to the 2012-2013 Wayne High School Band Program.

      We are looking forward to an exciting year of performances and music education. The purpose of this
      handbook is to describe the entire WHS Band Program, including all three concert bands, marching
      band, jazz ensemble, pep band, pit orchestra for the school musical and other musical opportunities. We
      have included information on all aspects of the program that will apply to your present interests and can
      aid in planning your future involvement.

      The handbook is designed to be a helpful guide, whether you are a freshman or an experienced senior.
      The handbook is for students, parents, and anyone else interested in the Wayne Bands. The handbook
      also outlines the philosophies we have for the band program and our expectations of band members.

      We hope that you enjoy the music, friendship, and satisfaction of performance that comes along with
      being a part of our band family. We are truly glad to have you as a part of this band program. Make it a
      great year.




      Sincerely,



      Kirsten Showers




                                           Huber Heights City Schools
                               WAYNE HIGH SCHOOL BANDS
                                               WAYNE HIGH SCHOOL
        Kirsten Showers,
        Director of Bands
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                                                    5400 Chambersburg Road                                 Natalie Schott,
                                                     Huber Heights, Ohio 45424                       Assistant Director of Bands

                                                     Telephone: 937-233-6431 x. 74104
                                                  On the web: www.wayneband.org
                                             email: Kirsten.showers@huberheightscityshools.org
                                               email: Natalie.Nicholl@huberheightscityschools.org


   Dear Parents,

   Welcome to the 2012-2013 Wayne High School Band Program – a great experience for you and your child!

   You play a very important role in the enjoyment, success, and positive experience of your son or daughter and the
   success of the band program. There are two main ways in which you can help:

   1.  Encourage your child at home. There are many new skills to develop, and these take patience, persistence
      and home practice. Each and every student can learn these skills, but the length of time it takes varies greatly
      from student to student. Please make sure your student is practicing regularly at home.
   2. Attend performances. Your presence in the audience is really important to the students, despite what some
      may say. Every performer deserves the chance to play for a warm and supportive crowd. The audience
      reaction and thrill of performing are what make the hard work worthwhile.

   The WHS Bands can only be successful with the tremendous support of our band parent organization, the Wayne
   Music Club. Whether you can help a little or a lot, your help is greatly appreciated by the staff and students. It is
   also very rewarding to know that you can help make it all happen. If you have any questions regarding the
   Wayne Music Club or are interested in becoming involved, please contact one of the members of the executive
   board listed in this handbook.

   We kindly ask that you take the time to read this handbook in its entirety to allow you to more fully understand
   our program and the philosophies, procedures, and expectations we have set forth. We hope you find this
   handbook helpful and will refer to it throughout the year. If you have questions that can not be answered in this
   handbook, please get in touch with us, and we will do our best to answer any questions you have.

   Thank you for supporting music education in our schools and for allowing your child to take part in what we hope
   becomes one of the most memorable and rewarding parts of his or her high school career. We look forward to a
   great year.

   Sincerely,


                 Kirsten Showers                                   Wayne Band Program Mission Statement
   The goal of the Wayne Band Program is to provide a positive and worthwhile musical experience for all students. We believe the
   best musical experience stems from the serious study of a variety of music in a variety of settings and performance opportunities.
   In the interest of a diverse musical experience, we offer the widest spectrum of musical activities possible. We encourage students
   to become involved in the band program at any level, whether it is only curricular or includes participation in our extracurricular
   opportunities. Music is an important part of the human experience, and it is our wish to give every student enrolled in the Wayne
   Band Program the chance to discover his or her musical identity.


                                                            Band Staff
                                                         Director of Bands
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                                             Mrs. Kirsten Showers

                                          Assistant Director of Bands
                                               Mrs. Natalie Schott

                                            Percussion Instructor
                                              Mr. Rick Showers

                                            Warriorette Advisors
                                             Ms. Kelli Soukup
                                             Ms. Celeste Trejo
                                             Ms. Becky Warner

                                          Contact Information


                                                 Band Office
                                         Phone: 937-233-6431 x. 74104
                                         (Voicemail available 24 hours)

           Home: kshowers@wayneband.org / Office: Kirsten.showers@huberheightscityschools.org
              Home: nschott@wayneband.org / Office: Natalie.Schott@huberheightscityschools
             Home: ksoukup@wayneband.org / Office: Kelli.soukup@huberheightscityschools.org
                                   Home: ctrejo@wayneband.org
                                  Home: Bwarner@wayneband.org

                                                 On The Web:
                                             www.wayneband.org
          Check the band room blog on the left for important up-to-date messages from the band office.
                                Huber Heights City Schools District Website:
                                     www.huberheightscityschools.org

                                        Wayne High School Main Office
                                              Phone: 937-233-6431


       Wayne High School Band Program Organization


                                               Varsity Band
                                                (pep band)



                 Soloists
                 and Small                 Concert Band
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      Concert Band, Symphonic Winds, and the Wind Ensemble are the foundation of the WHS
      Band Program. This is where the majority of musical development occurs. The concepts
      and techniques studied in these ensembles vastly enhance the quality of our extracurricular
      offerings. All extracurricular groups stem directly from the success of our concert groups.




                   Band Opportunities at Wayne High School
                                                     Curricular Offerings

      CONCERT BAND
      The concert band is open to students who have achieved a basic degree of proficiency on a woodwind instrument, brass
      instrument, or as a percussionist. Emphasis will be placed on the continued development of fundamental skills and techniques.
      This ensemble will perform at concerts, and attendance at some after-school events will be required. Students in this course
      will be required to purchase a method book at the beginning of the year. Sophomores, juniors, and seniors must have band
      director approval to be enrolled in this course.

      SYMPHONIC WINDS
      This group is open to students who have passed an audition to show advanced proficiency on a woodwind instrument, brass
      instrument, or as a percussionist. A wide variety of music, individual skills, and continued development of technique will be
      covered in this course. This ensemble will perform at concerts and other band functions. Students in this course are selected
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      by the band director based upon audition results and instrumentation needs.

      WIND ENSEMBLE
      The Wind Ensemble is the most prestigious performing band at Wayne High School and is open to students who have passed
      an audition to demonstrate a high degree of proficiency on a woodwind instrument, brass instrument, or as a percussionist. A
      wide variety of music, individual skills, and continued personal development will be covered in this course. This ensemble
      will perform at concerts and other band functions. Students in this course are selected by the band director based upon audition
      results and instrumentation needs.

      JAZZ ENSEMBLE
      The jazz ensemble is open to students who play saxophone, trombone, trumpet, piano, bass, guitar, or drum set. Students in
      this course are selected by the band director based on audition results and instrumentation needs. All players must be enrolled
      in one of the concert bands listed above in order to be eligible to participate unless special permission is granted by the
      director (Normally in the case of rhythm section students). The group performs at concerts and other band functions
      throughout the school year.
                                                  Extracurricular Offerings
      MARCHING BAND
      The marching band is one of Wayne High School’s largest extracurricular activities. This group performs at parades, football
      games, community events, and festivals and represents Wayne High School throughout the area. See the marching band
      portion of this handbook for complete information.

      PEP BAND
      The Varsity band is formed following the marching band season and performs at many of the home boys’ and girls’ varsity
      basketball games as well as for school assemblies and other school events. The Varsity band meets for rehearsals before the
      start of the season and rehearses before the start of each basketball game.

      SOLOISTS & ENSEMBLES
      Soloists and ensembles are opportunities for band members to play in small group settings to improve their skills. Much of the
      rehearsal and preparation is on an independent, self-study basis. There are opportunities to perform such as the OMEA Solo &
      Ensemble Competition and various community events.

      LOCAL HONOR BANDS
      Students have the opportunity to audition for local honor bands throughout the year. Notices will be posted in the band room
      describing the various opportunities and their application deadlines/entry requirements. In the past, Wayne band students have
      participated in groups such as the Sinclair College Youth Wind Ensemble, Bowling Green State University Honors Band, and
      the OMEA All-State Concert Band.


      PIT ORCHESTRA
      Students may play in the pit orchestra for school musicals depending on instrumentation needs.

                                             The Wayne Music Club

      The Wayne Music Club (WMC) is a non-profit organization with the intent of furthering the best
      interests of the Wayne High School Bands. The WMC provides financial support and volunteer time in a
      working partnership with the band staff to enhance the success and educational value of the band
      program.


      The Wayne Band Program is fortunate to have this supportive, dynamic, and successful support
      organization. Supporting a band program is a huge effort in which parental involvement can be
      rewarding for both students and parents alike. Below is a list of the current executive board. The
      individuals you see below are dedicated and caring volunteers who work countless hours and put forth
      immeasurable efforts to enhance the band experiences of our students. If you are interested in
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      volunteering in any way – a lot or a little – please feel free to contact these individuals with questions,
      concerns, or interests in any of the band functions they help sponsor.


                                2012-2013 WMC Executive Board Members
      President                Mrs. Michele Madurski          mmadurski@wayneband.org
      Vice President           Mrs. Tracy Hall                thall@wayneband.org
      Secretary
      Treasurer                Mr. Keith Klug                kklug@wayneband.org
      Student Accounts         Mrs. Gretchen Prine           gprine@wayneband.org
      Drumbeat Editor          Mrs. Mary Rathburn            mrathburn@wayneband.org
      Uniforms                 Mrs. Kristi Mach              kmach@wayneband.org
      Ways and Means           Ms. Chris Hawkins             chawkins@wayneband.org


      Wayne Music Club General Meetings are held on the third Tuesday of each month at the Wayne
      High School Band room at 7:30 PM. All parents are welcome and encouraged to attend.




                                     Section II
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                             Curricular Band Classes
                             Policies and Procedures




                        Wayne Bands Family Handbook
                                        2012-2013
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                       Wayne High School Curricular Band Courses
                     Wind Ensemble  Symphonic Band  Concert Band  Jazz Ensemble

                                     POLICIES AND PROCEDURES
      I. OVERVIEW
            This portion of the handbook pertains to the four curricular band ensembles at WHS (i.e., Wind
            Ensemble, Symphonic Winds, Concert Band, and Jazz Ensemble). Materials studied will be selected
            with the intent of members becoming excellent high school musicians. Since we perform only a
            number of times throughout the year, but rehearse daily, the rehearsal is our primary learning
            experience. Exceptional effort on the behalf of the performers is expected at all times.

      II. DAILY EXPECTATIONS AND STUDENT CONDUCT
          1. Be ready to start at the beginning of each rehearsal.
          2. Have all materials with you every day.
          3. Students are expected to keep the band room clean and to assist the band directors in doing so by
              following instructions to stack chairs and music stands and pick up trash. Instruments should be
              stored neatly in lockers. Any personal items left behind may be thrown away.
          4. In order for the group to succeed, students must be attentive and respectful during rehearsals.
          5. Treat all equipment properly
          6. Follow directions when they are given.
          7. The band office is a place of business and shall be treated as such by all students. Students are not to
              enter the band office without permission from a band director or band staff member.
          8. No display of affection is appropriate during rehearsals or performances.
          9. Foul or crude language while representing the school shows a lack of respect for the organization and
              the school district; therefore, such language will not be tolerated.
          10. Talking in rehearsal while a director is teaching will not be tolerated.
          11. No food, gum, or drink is allowed in the band room at any time.

      III. CONDUCT CONSEQUENCES
           1. First offense: warning
           2. Second offense: 15 minute after-school detention
           3. Third offense: removal from class and/or referral to office
          Continued or severe problems with student conduct will result in a conference with the student and
          parents to discuss if and under what circumstances the student will remain in the band program.

      IV. ATTENDANCE POLICY
          1. Your daily attendance at school and rehearsals is vital to our success as a group.
          2. Band is a curricular subject and is treated like all other classes at Wayne High School with regards to
             class attendance.
          3. In addition to the regular school day, attendance at after-school rehearsals may be occasionally
             required.
          4. Excused Absences from after-school functions:
                 a. Illness that causes student to miss school
                 b. Death in the family or other major family emergency
                 c. Wedding or similar ceremony involving an immediate family member (note with parent
                      signature should be given at least one month prior to a performance.)
                 d. A note with a parent signature should be presented to the band directors as soon as the student
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                     and parent are aware of a conflict. Special considerations can be made for emergencies and
                     will be handled on an individual basis.
           5. Decisions on the acceptability of excused absences are at the discretion of the band directors. All
              decisions are final.

       ** Conflicts with employment, driving classes, or other non-school events will not be considered an excused
absence. Students will be given ample notice of all performances and rehearsal requirements in order to arrange their
work schedules.


       V. MUSIC AND FOLDERS
            Each student will be issued a folder and music. Students are responsible for keeping track of music as
            well as keeping all materials in good condition. LOST OR DAMAGED MUSIC/FOLDERS MUST
            BE REPLACED AT THE EXPENSE OF THE STUDENT, OR A FEE WILL BE ASSESSED AND
            FORWARDED TO THE BURSAR’S OFFICE.

       VI. DAILY REQUIRED MATERIALS
           1. Instrument – in good playing condition. Instruments do experience normal wear-and-tear and will
              need to be taken to the shop for repairs as the need arises. Proper care of the instrument will reduce
              the need for frequent repairs.
           2. Instruments in need of repair should be taken in a timely manner; band directors may request written
              verification of repair from a parent/guardian.
           3. All band students are required to furnish their own accessories necessary for proper performance of
              their instruments. In the event items are damaged or misplaced, students are responsible for
              furnishing a replacement in a timely manner.
                       Accessories:
                       Woodwinds – instrument swab, cork grease, at least 3 reeds in good condition, mouthpiece,
                       ligature, neck strap (for saxes)
                       Brass – mouthpiece, valve/slide oil, straight mute for trumpets
                       Percussion – SD-1 snare sticks, T-1 timpani mallets, Yarn marimba mallets (medium),
                       stick/mallet bag

       VII. GRADING POLICY - Student grades are determined based on the following components.
          1. Daily Rehearsal, Preparation, and Conduct (40%) Students who are prepared each day and are
             rehearsing to the best of their ability will receive full credit for the daily participation and conduct
             portion of their grade. Students with multiple absences will be required to make up participation
             points through additional assignments as determined by the director of the ensemble.
          2. Performance Attendance (40%) While band is a curricular subject, it requires, by nature, some after-
             school commitments. Performances and rehearsals will be scheduled with ample notice given to
             students and parents. Any unexcused absence or failure to adhere to the concert dress code for an
             after-school function will result in the loss of the Performance Attendance portion of the final grade.
             (See attendance and dress code policies.)
          3. Assignments / Playing Tests / Auditions (20%)Written work, practice journals, and/or individual
             performance evaluations will contribute to this portion of the student’s grade. In the late
             winter/spring, students will complete an audition for the band directors to determine in which of the
             three concert groups they will perform for the following school year. All students must complete an
             audition to continue in the band program for the following school year.
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      VIII. PERFORMANCES

          1. Performances are not only an important learning experience, but a reward for the hard work done in
             rehearsals. These events are required and will count towards the “performance attendance” portion of
             the final grade. Students and parents will be notified of performance dates and report times well in
             advance. All Wayne High School rules and Band Department conduct policies apply at all
             performances.
          2. Any student missing a performance for an unexcused reason automatically forfeits all points for
             the performance portion of his/her final grade.
          3. Any excused absence due to illness must be documented by a doctor’s note.
          4. Any excused absence due to a family emergency must be documented by a parent/guardian note.
          5. Any student with an excused absence from a performance will still be required to make up the
             performance attendance portion of the grade. The student must complete the assignment provided by
             his/her band director in order to receive concert credit. Failure to complete the assignment results in
             no points toward the performance attendance portion of the grade.

      IX. CONCERT DRESS CODE
            The band staff believes that an important part of music performance is the uniform “look” of the
            ensemble. Like any team or group, we want to emphasize the uniformity of a professional looking
            ensemble. Please assist us in this matter by closely following the Wayne High School Bands Concert
            Dress Code for all performances:
            1. Gentlemen will wear black dress shoes, black socks, black dress pants (no jeans), a long-sleeved
                black dress shirt. If you would like to wear a tie, it must be solid black. No pin striping or other
                such designs may be worn.
            2. Ladies will wear black slacks or a black skirt (calf length or longer), black dress shoes (close-
                toed), and a black long-sleeved blouse, black panty-hose or black socks (no bare legs). Solid
                black accessories may be worn. No pin striping or other such designs may be worn.
            3. All students are asked to refrain from wearing excessive perfumes, colognes, and hairsprays at
                performances. Hygiene is important; deodorant will be sufficient.
            4. All students’ hair must be of a natural color.
            5. Students not adhering to the concert dress code will not be permitted to perform and will therefore
                lose the performance attendance portion of their grade. If there are circumstances that do not
                allow a student to follow the concert dress code, please discuss with a band director at least one
                week prior to performance so accommodations can be made.

      X. TRIPS
            1. In the event of a performance that is held off school grounds, all band members are required to
               ride the band bus to and from any event unless the director and high school principal grant special
               permission.
            2. Only members of the band, chaperones, and staff will be permitted to ride the busses.
            3. While on a trip, chaperones and bus drivers are given the same respect and authority of school
               personnel.
            4. All band department rules of conduct and rules and regulations of Huber Heights City Schools are
               in effect at all times while on trips.

      XI. RESPONSIBILITY FOR SCHOOL-OWNED INSTRUMENTS / EQUIPMENT
            1. Musical instruments and other equipment must be signed out through a band director. At that
               time, you must complete a rental agreement form and will be responsible for the equipment until it
               is officially checked back into the inventory.
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             2. Ordinary care must be used when maintaining this instrument/equipment. You will not be held
                responsible for normal wear and tear or aging of any instrument/equipment. You will, however,
                be held financially responsible for damage which occurs due to lack of proper care, neglect, rough
                handling, or loss of equipment.
             3. No student is to, at any time, touch or play any school-owned instruments to which he or she has
                not been assigned by a band director. This includes percussion instruments and equipment.


      XII. PRIVATE LESSONS

             1. It is true in every case; a student who studies privately on his or her instrument is more successful with
                  the instrument.
             2. Simply getting older is not going to help anyone automatically improve! What we teach in class helps,
                  but unfortunately we can not devote enough one-on-one time to equal the instruction from private
                  lessons.
             3. The band directors are happy to provide suggestions for private teachers. When looking for a private
                  teacher, consider whether the price and payment plan fits your (and your parents’) budgets and
                  whether the teaching location is convenient. If you must miss a lesson, is there any schedule
                  flexibility, or time for makeup lessons? There are several options.
             4. We HIGHLY recommend private study and know the benefits can be monumental. We are happy to
                  assist you in finding a teacher. Please contact the band office with questions.




         “ It is a funny thing about life . . . if you refuse to
        accept anything but the best, you very often get it.”



            “ Real generosity toward the future consists of
                    giving all to what is present. “
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                                  2012-2013 Wayne Bands
                             Performance Calendar At-A-Glance
                                         Tuesday, Novermber 27, 2012
                                               Winter Concert
                                         Concert Band / Jazz Ensemble
                                          WHS Auditorium, 7:00 PM


                                         Wednesday, November 28, 2012
                                                Winter Concert
                                        Symphonic Winds / Wind Ensemble
                                           WHS Auditorium, 7:00 PM


                                          Saturday, January 26, 2013
                                        Solo and Ensemble (OMEA event)


                                              March 7, 2013
                                          Band Department Concert
                        Concert Band, Symphonic Winds, Wind Ensemble, Jazz Ensemble
                                         WHS Auditorium, 7:00 PM


                                              March 15/16, 2013
                                      OMEA District Adjudicated Event
                                                Location TBD
                                 Groups and performance times to be announced


                                             Tuesday, May 7, 2013
                                                 Spring Concert
                                          Concert Band / Jazz Ensemble
                                           WHS Auditorium, 7:00 PM


                                           Wednesday, May 8, 2013
                                                Spring Concert
                                        Symphonic Winds / Wind Ensemble
                                           WHS Auditorium, 7:00 PM

                                                  Graduation
                                             Sunday, June 2nd, 2013
                                                   Graduation
                                             Nutter Center, 2:00 PM
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                                    Section III
                                        Marching Band




                            Wayne Bands Family Handbook
                                           2012-2013
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                                         The Basics about Marching Band . . .
      Participation in Wayne High School’s award-winning marching band is an opportunity to become involved in
      one of the school’s largest and most active extracurricular activities. It all begins with summer practices in
      July and leads to Band Camp in late July, followed by a full fall schedule of performances and practices. The
      WHS Marching Band provides performances at home and away football games as well as various parades and
      festivals throughout the season. In order for the group to succeed, it is essential that we continually strive to
      be the best we can and top our own performance of yesterday.

      It is the policy of the Wayne Band Program that any student participating in Marching Band must be
      enrolled for a concert band course (Concert Band, Symphonic Winds, Wind Ensemble) during the school
      day for both semesters.


      I. ELIGIBILITY
      A grade point average of 1.5 is required of all band members in order to be eligible to participate. It is
      required that all members meet the eligibility rules and regulations as set forth by the WHS Athletic
      Department. Rules as of May 2004 state these requirements.
      1. If a member receives an F in any course, the student is required to attend 2 study table sessions the
          following week. You will be given a sheet by the director that must be signed by your study table monitor
          each time you attend.
      2. While a member is attending study table sessions, he or she will be placed on a 3-week probation period
          during which the student IS ALLOWED to practice and perform.
      3. If a member is unable to achieve passing grades within the 3-week probationary period, he or she will
          become ineligible to perform and practice with the band and is NOT permitted to attend any event
          (performance or rehearsal) as a member of the marching band.
      4. If a member is ineligible for 5 weeks during the quarter, he or she may be dismissed from the marching
          band for the remainder of the school year.
      5. Any member who does not meet weekly eligibility is expected to attend the weekend functions as a part
          of the band.
      6. Based upon the 4th quarter grading period, any band member who receives 1 failing grade and passes a
          minimum of five 1-credit courses or the equivalent thereof during the 4th quarter of the year, or a band
          member with a GPA of 1.5 to 1.999 will be permanently assigned to study tables for the first quarter of
          the next school year (during football season). It is the responsibility of the band member to attend study
          tables according to the policy in the Rules & Regulations.
      7. Students permanently assigned to study tables must attend 2 sessions per week, or the student does not
          perform the following weekend. Students will be given a sheet by the director that must be signed by the
          study table monitor each time he or she attends. No Study Table = No Participation.
      8. Students who are ineligible will be notified by the band director.
      9. Any student who forges or alters the signature(s) of any Wayne High School faculty member may be
          automatically dismissed from the marching band.
      Weekly eligibility sheets are to be turned in to the band directors every Wednesday. It is the responsibility
      of the band member to turn in the sheet each week. With so many students, it is impossible for two band
      directors to spend time tracking down missing sheets. IF A BAND MEMBER DOES NOT TURN IN AN
      ELIGIBILITY SHEET, HE OR SHE IS INELIGIBLE AND NOT PERMITTED TO TAKE THE
      FIELD FOR THE PERFORMANCE THE FOLLOWING WEEK.

      If, for some reason, a student’s name is on the official ineligibility list published by the WHS Athletic
      Department, and the student believes this to be a mistake, the student must speak with the athletic office and
      provide the band director with a signed verification note. This must be accomplished before 3:15PM on
      Wednesday.
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                                  WEEKLY STUDY TABLE SCHEDULE (ITC)
                              Mondays/Wednesdays /Thursday 3:00 – 3:50 PM
                              Tuesdays/Thursdays/Fridays   6:50 – 7:40 AM

      II. Home Games:
      Report Time each week is determined by other details of the game.

      Generally, students are to be in the stadium ready for rehearsal to begin no later than 4:45 PM. (Arrive early
      enough to get your instrument, drop off uniform, and get to the stadium on time). Attendance at rehearsal is
      required in order to perform at the game. Practice usually consists of a run-through of the performance and
      any last minute adjustments that need to be made. Students who are tardy to home game rehearsals will
      lose their 3rd quarter privileges.
                 Losing 3rd quarter privileges means that the student will remain in the band bleachers in the
                 assigned section during the entire third quarter. Any student who loses these privileges and does
                 not comply with the rules will lose 3rd quarter privileges for the remainder of the season. Students
                 may not serve during any other time.

      Away Games:
      Report Time each week is determined by other details of the game.

      The instrument truck will load by the band room door 30 minutes prior to departure time. Sections will
      be assigned certain weeks to help with loading and unloading.

         Chaperoned bus transportation will be provided to and from all performances not held at WHS.
         It is mandatory that all band members ride the busses to and from all performances. It is at the
            discretion of the band director to permit a member to leave directly from a performance if his/her
            legal guardian presents a written request to the director IN ADVANCE. The director must see the
            member leave with this person following the event. This person may only be the student’s
            parent/guardian.
           Busses will not wait for latecomers. Any members who miss the bus will be counted as unexcused.
           Students will sign up for busses at the beginning of the season. Students are expected to ride the
            chosen bus throughout the season.
           When riding the bus, all school rules apply. Furthermore, the following rules apply.
               Speak at a reasonable volume; no yelling or screaming is permitted.
               Do not stand while the bus is in motion.
               Do not use music devices unless you have headphones.
               Coolers or drinks are not permitted. Please help to keep the busses clean.
            Chaperones, bus drivers, and band staff members receive the same respect and authority as school
            personnel while on busses. Disrespect toward any adult at any time will NOT be tolerated.

      III. FOOTBALL GAMES INFORMATION
              1. At every game, there is designated seating specifically for the marching band. All band
                 members are required to remain in the assigned seating during the 1st, 2nd, and 4th quarters of
                 the game. During the 3rd quarter, the band is given the opportunity to get refreshments,
                 socialize, and use the restroom, with the exception of any student who has lost 3rd quarter
                 privileges. Band members are ONLY permitted to eat/drink during the third quarter unless
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                    told otherwise by a band director or band staff member.
               2.   Any member who does not attend a performance as a part of the Marching Band but chooses
                    to attend the event on his or her own will be suspended for 2 weeks, meaning no practicing or
                    performing unless prior arrangements have been made with the director.
               3.   Unless stated otherwise by the band director, the band will march TO and FROM the
                    stadium in proper uniform.
               4.   The band room must be clean before students are permitted to leave.
               5.   All band members stand up to play and for percussion cadences during games.

      IV. STUDENT PICK-UP / DROP-OFF
      Parents picking up students after events and rehearsals are kindly asked to be on time. Chaperones/Band
      Directors are required to stay at school until all students have departed.

      V. ATTENDANCE POLICY
      You have made a commitment to be in the marching band this season. Everyone is counting on you! In order
      to have successful rehearsals and performances, full attendance is essential. The absence of one person not
      only affects that person, but the entire group. Critical factors such as uniformity, balance, precision, and
      alignment cannot be improved or maintained with absences.

                   **Students MUST bring a signed note from a parent regarding absences**
        Excused Absences:
          Personal illness
          Emergencies (case by case basis)
        Unexcused Absences:
          Everything else

      *Reminder that students MUST attend the Thursday rehearsal in order to perform at any weekend events with
      no exceptions.

      Any UNEXCUSED absence from a REHEARSAL will result in the member not being permitted to march at
      the next football game; however, the member is still required to attend the performance in full uniform.
      Any UNEXCUSED absence from a PERFORMANCE will result in a meeting with the student and
      parent to determine if and under what circumstances the member is to remain in the marching band.

      ASK: If you are not sure or have a request, problem, or question, ask the director before the event occurs.

      Post-Season Games
      The football season can last up to 15 weeks, depending on the success of the football team. The marching
      band is required to perform at any post-season game, and all marching band members will be required to
      attend. The attendance policy stated on page 19 will be in effect for these performances. Students must
      attend these performances in order to receive credit for completion of the season.

      VI. MARCHING BAND UNIFORM GUIDELINES:
             1. Any student who does not meet uniform guidelines will be unable to perform.
             2. All hair must be pulled back off the face AND the collar (males and females) and must be of a
                natural color.
             3. All uniform parts must be worn properly at all times (suspenders up, pants zipped, etc.).
             4. Uniforms are not to be placed in the ground. Any damage to the uniform deemed beyond
                normal wear and tear will be billed to the student. Uniforms must be free of wrinkles in order
                attend performances.
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                 5. No jewelry may be worn while in uniform.
                 6. No glitter, face paint, or make-up is allowed.
                 7. During cold weather, a member may bring a jacket (varsity jacket or other jacket that displays
                     school colors and has been approved by a director) and/or Wayne band sweatshirt. Any
                     blankets brought for use in the stands should also be WHS colors (White/Red/Black)
                 8. Members may also wear warm clothes underneath the uniform during cold weather; we allow
                     room for this during fitting.
                 9. Sunglasses will not be worn unless the band director approves.
                 10. Uniforms may NOT be stored in the band room after events; take them home and allow them to
                     air out to avoid mold, mildew, etc.
                 11. Facial hair must be trimmed and neat (to meet directors’ standards)

                   There are three uniform types used throughout the season.
      “SUMMER UNIFORM”                            “PEP BAND                           “FULL UNIFORM”
     For warm-weather performances                UNIFORM”                       For Football Games, Festivals, etc.

           Gray Band logo t-shirt            Blue jeans (no rips or holes)   Uniform Hat (please see regulations for hair)

      Plain black Docker-style shorts         Wayne Band Sweatshirt                       Uniform Jacket with
                                                                                -Gray Summer shirt underneath (except
           White athletic shoes                Gray Band logo t-shirt               percussionists and tuba players)
                                                                                    -Plain black t-shirt with sleeves
                                                White athletic shoes               (percussionists and tuba players)

                                                    White socks                             Uniform Pants:
                                                                                No jeans underneath (they wear out the
                                                                              uniform lining); please wear soccer or bike
                                                                              shorts underneath or sweatpants if it is very
                                                                                                  cold

                                                                                     Clean, black marching shoes

                                                                                              Black socks

                                                                              Clean, white gloves (except percussionists)

                                                                               Uniforms should be stored in the garment
                                                                             bag, but it is important to allow uniforms and
                                                                                shoes to AIR OUT after performances.




      If you have any additional questions regarding uniforms please speak with a band director or our contact our
      Uniform Chairperson, Mrs. Kristi Mach, at kmach@wayneband.org.

      VII. STUDENT CONDUCT
      The Huber Heights City Schools Student Code of Conduct will be in effect at all band functions. You are
      young adults and are expected to conduct yourselves with dignity and respect. Failure to do so will result
      in disciplinary action set forth by the directors and/or school administration. Any major problems with
      student conduct will be documented and handled on an individual basis. If a student chooses to
      conduct him- or herself in a manner that is in any way harmful to the group, disrespectful, or otherwise
      inappropriate, the band director will document the situation and parents will be notified. Students with
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      discipline problems may be required to attend a performance in full uniform but will not be permitted to
      perform. After three incidents, the band director may dismiss the student from the marching band for the
      remainder of the season.

                 Additional Guidelines
                      Cell phones, MP3 players, or other electronic devices are not to be visible or to be used
                         during rehearsals or performances. Students may use them before/after to arrange
                         transportation, etc.
                      Students should wear comfortable clothing to all rehearsals, including comfortable
                         tennis/walking shoes. No sandals are allowed on the field at any time. Dress
                         appropriately for the weather.
                      Each student should have a container for water at all rehearsals. It is very important to
                         stay well-hydrated, even as the weather turns cooler.


      VIII. WEEKLY MARCHING BAND BLUE SHEET
      Every week throughout the season, the band directors publish a weekly blue sheet which includes
      details about upcoming performances, report times, reminders, and other important up-to-date information.
      Blue sheets are distributed at the Tuesday evening rehearsal. Please make sure the blue sheets go home each
      week to be shared with parents/guardians. Additionally, blue sheets may be viewed online at
      www.wayneband.org.


      IX. SENIOR SHOW
      Each year, the senior class is permitted to assist in designing one of the shows. The show consists of three
      songs previously performed by the band during the tenure of the current senior class. Selections are
      chosen as follows:
                      Song #1 – Majority vote by Band seniors
                      Song #2 – Majority vote by Band/Wariorrette seniors
                      Song #3 – Majority vote by Wariorrette Seniors (feature)
      Once seniors present ideas to the directors, the directors will approve ideas and begin working on the show.
      More info on the senior show will be discussed/presented to students at the beginning of the season.


      X. STUDENT LEADERSHIP OPPORTUNITIES
      The Wayne Marching Band could not function successfully without the hours of work and dedication of the
      student leaders. Applicants for student leader positions will be interviewed as part of the selection process.

                 Field Commanders
                   Audition for these positions take place in the spring prior to marching season
                   Responsible for leading the band onto the field and conducting during performances
                   Oversee student leadership teams (section leaders)
                   Begin rehearsals on time, lead group stretches and/or warm-ups
                   Carry out additional duties as assigned by staff
                 Section Leaders / Assistant Section Leaders
                   Apply for these positions in the spring prior to marching season
                   Attend “rookie camp” to assist and help train new marchers
                   Conduct music sectionals and help where necessary as determined by staff
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                 Equipment Managers
                  Apply for these positions in the spring prior to marching season
                  Coordinate organization of the band room, equipment truck, etc.
                  Manage transportation of equipment to/from rehearsal
                 Librarians
                  Apply for these positions in the spring prior to marching season
                  Organize and distribute music for marching band
                  Make copies and perform office-related work as designated by band directors
      XI. AWARDS / PARTICIPATION POINTS

      In order to earn an end-of-season award, each marching band member must accumulate 75 points during the
      marching band season (June through November) AND complete the entire season, including any post-season
      games.

      Opportunities to earn points include the following:
                      HHAF Booster Center cleanings (15 points)
                      Private lessons (5 points per lesson w/note from private instructor) with a maximum of 20
                         points
                      Fundraisers (point values vary according to fundraiser)
                      Soccer game pep band (15 points)
                      Powder puff football game pep band (15 points)

      If interested, parents may also assist in earning points for their student’s account. Opportunities include:
                        Home game grill cook or server (5 points)
                        HHAF Booster Center cleanings (10 points for 2 parent chaperones – must sign up in
                           advance).
                        Attendance at WMC general meetings (5 points per meeting)
      Any student who meets the yearly point requirements and completes the entire season is presented with an
      award at the annual Marching Band Banquet held at the conclusion of the season. Awards by year are:
                      First-year marcher – Letter
                      Second-year marcher – Patch
                      Third-year marcher – Medal
                      Fourth-year marcher – Plaque

      XII. BAND CAMP GENERAL INFORMATION

                 Dates:                       Sunday, July 29th (evening) – August 3rd (evening)

                 Location:                    Wayne High School, Huber Heights, Ohio
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                Band Camp Show:

                       Location: WHS Heidkamp Stadium, Friday August 3rd, 7:00 PM

                       Performance to demonstrate our week of hard work and perform for the very first time

                       Band Camp officially ends following the Friday evening performance; go home for a restful
                        weekend!

                Additional Information:

                       Band Camp is a fun yet challenging week where we learn the majority of our material for the
                        season; therefore attendance is MANDATORY in order to participate in the WHS Marching
                        Band.

                       There will be a nurse on duty throughout the entire week.

                       To allow the band to focus on rehearsal activities, parents and friends are discouraged from
                        visiting campus; this also makes the band camp show much more enjoyable.

                       Students must have all fees paid and all forms completed and on file prior to band camp.
        2012 Marching Band and Warriorette Schedule At-A-Glance
                    Updated 6/6/2012

Week of July 16th
                            Tuesday 7/17             Wednesday 7/18             Thursday 7/19          Friday 7/20
10:00 AM– Noon              Leadership               Leadership                 ALL New Marchers       ALL New Marchers

Week of July 23rd (Pre-Camp Rehearsal Week)
                      Monday 7/23      Tuesday 7/24               Wednesday 7/25        Thursday 7/26         Friday 7/27
8:00 AM– Noon         Full Band        Full Band                  Full Band             Full Band             Full Band
1:00PM – 5:00PM       Percussion Only  Percussion Only            Percussion Only       Percussion Only       Percussion Only

Week of August 29th BAND CAMP
              Monday 7/30            Tuesday 7/31          Wednesday 8/1         Thursday 8/2           Friday 8/3
8:30 AM –     Sectionals/            Sectionals/           Sectionals/
                                                                                 Sectionals/Marching    Sectionals/Marching
11:45 AM      Marching               Marching              Marching
1PM – 5PM     Sectionals/Music       Sectionals/Music      Sectionals/Music      Sectionals/Music       Final Run-through
              Marching                                                                                  Performance at
6 PM – 9 PM                          Marching              Marching              Marching
              (Sunday Evening)                                                                          Heidkamp-7pm

Week of August 6th
               Monday             Tuesday 8/7& 8/14        Wednesday          Thursday 8/9 & 8/16       Friday
5:30-8:30 PM                      Full Band                                   Full Band

WEEKLY SCHEDULE DURING SCHOOL YEAR
             Mondays    Tuesdays                         Wednesdays             Thursdays           Fridays
3:15-6:30 PM Band Only  Full Band                        Warriorettes Only      Full Band           Games
First Day of School: Monday, August 22nd



        Schedule (Please keep in mind the season can be extended to up to 15 weeks due to playoff game possibilities).
        All games begin at 7:30 PM except those with times listed specifically.

                                 Games                                                      Tentative Additional Events

        Saturday, 8/25/11, Crosstown Showdown                                 8/10 – HHYFC Opening Ceremony PM
        Saturday, 9/1/11, Canton (home)                                       8/18 – PeeWee Opening Ceremony AM
        Thursday, 9/6/11, Trotwood (home)                                     9/15 – Pork Festival Parade (10:30 AM)
        Friday, 9/14/11, @ Xenia                                               9/15 – Halftime USA (evening)
        Friday, 9/21/11, Butler (home), Athletic Youth Night                   9/26 – Homecoming Parade (9/27 raindate), 6 PM
        Friday, 9/28/11, Springfield (home) Homecoming                        9/29 – Tipp City Mum Festival Parade
        Friday, 10/5/11, Beavercreek (home) Hall of Fame                      10/20 – Kenton Ridge Band Festival (evening)
        Friday, 10/12/11, @ Centerville                                       11/16 – Sounds of the Stadium Concert (7:00 PM)
        Friday, 10/19/11, Kettering (home) Senior Night                       11/23 – Children’s Parade (evening)
        Friday, 10/26/11, @ Northmont                                         *We will continue to add events as they arise.
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                 Checklist for Participation in The Wayne Marching Band

           Participation in pre-camp and band camp prior to the beginning of school IS
            MANDATORY AND EXTREMEMLY IMPORTANT! (This is where we learn
            the majority of our material for the season. See the calendar in this handbook for
            dates.)

           Academic eligibility, determined on a weekly basis

           $185.00 participation fee paid prior to BAND CAMP.

           Physical card signed by a physician

           Medical forms providing statement of insurance and permission to seek medical aid
            in case of emergency

           Signed Handbook Agreement Contract

           All other band fees paid
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                                        Huber Heights City Schools
                                 WAYNE HIGH SCHOOL BANDS
                                            WAYNE HIGH SCHOOL
     Kirsten Showers, Director
             of Bands
                                            5400 Chambersburg Road                               Natalie Schott,
                                            Huber Heights, Ohio 45424                      Assistant Director of Bands

                                           Telephone: 937-233-6431 x. 74104
                                          On the web: www.wayneband.org
                                     email: Kirsten.showers@huberheightscityschools.org
                                      email: Natalie.Nicholl@huberheightscityschools.org


Dear Employer,


Greetings from the Wayne High School Band Office. As you are probably already aware, the following
employee, ___________________________________, is a member of the Wayne High School Marching Band.
I applaud your willingness to employ high school students and understand that it can be difficult working around
their demanding schedules. It seems the busier a student can be, the more valuable they are as an employee.


The Marching Band Program at Wayne takes a great deal of time and commitment, but the students involved are
amongst some of the finest in the area. It is my pleasure to work with these students throughout the summer and
fall in this activity. I assure you I have done my best to ensure the schedule you are receiving today is complete
and thorough for the entire marching band season.


Please make sure your employee discusses the calendar with you and explains when he or she is required to
attend rehearsals and performances. I hope this makes scheduling easier for you. If you have any additional
questions, please contact me. Again, I appreciate your willingness to employ such dedicated and involved
students and hope we can work together to make their high school experiences as rewarding and educational as
possible.

Sincerely,


Kirsten Showers
Marching Band Director
Wayne High School
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                            2012-2013 Wayne High School Bands
                            Handbook Contract and Information Form

Student Name (please print clearly) ________________________________________________ Graduation Year _________

Parent/Guardian Name(s) ________________________________________________________________________________

Complete Mailing Address:    ______________________________________________

                                      ______________________________________________

Home Phone __________________________ Alternate Phone (optional) _________________________________________

Parent email(s) _________________________________________________________________________________________

Additional information you wish to provide:




              Acknowledgment of Wayne Band Program Policies and Procedures

       We have received and read the Wayne Bands Family Handbook and will abide by all rules and regulations set
        forth. (Additional copies of the handbook are available upon request.)

       We have received the band department calendar included in the handbook and have made arrangements to attend
        all scheduled events.

       We understand that, in addition to student conduct regulations discussed in this handbook, all Huber Heights City
        Schools rules and regulations regarding student conduct are in effect at all band functions.

       We give permission for our child to participate in and travel by approved school transportation to all local and out
        of town activities in which the Wayne High School Bands participate for the 2012-2013 school year.




Student Signature ________________________________________________________ Date ________________


Parent/Guardian Signature _________________________________________________ Date ________________
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                                Section IV
                                        Warriorettes




                        Wayne Bands Family Handbook
                                          2012-2013
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                                         The Basics about Warriorettes
The Warriorettes are comprised of students in the 9th through 12th grades who have successfully completed
spring tryouts. Warriorettes perform at Wayne football games, parades, festivals, basketball games, various
community events, and marching band festivals as part of the Wayne Marching Band. The purpose of the
organization is to promote school spirit and pride through professional performances. Warriorette goals include
personal growth, leadership, self-discipline, teamwork, and good sportsmanship. The goal of the Marching Band
and Warriorettes as a whole unit is to present exciting and entertaining performances!

The Warriorettes are a precision dance/drill team with the main emphasis placed on jazz/dance and high kicks.
The number of team members is determined by the size of the next season's marching band. The Warriorettes
use a variety of props.

The Wayne Marching Band and Warriorettes pride themselves on being a “show band.” The entire unit puts on
a “show” in every aspect: before and after games, in the band stands, and even on breaks. In order to achieve
these goals, there are several things that must take place: effective rehearsals; personal practice time; compliance
with the rules and regulations set for the group; attentiveness towards the Band Directors, Warriorette Advisors,
Officers, and Field Commanders; and attendance at all rehearsals and performances.            s


I. ELIGIBILITY
A grade point average of 1.5 is required of all Warriorette team members in order to be eligible to participate. It is
required that all members meet the eligibility rules and regulations as set forth by the WHS Athletic Department.
Rules as of May 2004 state these requirements.
        10. If a member receives an F in any course, the student is required to attend 2 study table sessions the
            following week. You will be given a sheet by the director that must be signed by your study table monitor
            each time you attend.
        11. While a member is attending study table sessions, she will be placed on a 3-week probation period during
            which the student IS ALLOWED to practice and perform.
        12. If a member is unable to achieve passing grades within the 3-week probationary period, she will become
            ineligible to perform and practice with the band and is NOT permitted to attend any event (performance or
            rehearsal) as a member of the Warriorettes.
        13. If a member is ineligible for 5 weeks during the quarter, she may be dismissed from the team for the
            remainder of the school year.
        14. Any member who does not meet weekly eligibility is expected to attend the weekend functions as a part
            of the band.
        15. Based upon the 4th quarter grading period, any Warriorette who receives 1 failing grade and passes a
            minimum of five 1-credit courses or the equivalent thereof during the 4th quarter of the year, or a
            Warriorette with a GPA of 1.5 to 1.999 will be permanently assigned to study tables for the first quarter of
            the next school year (during football season). It is the responsibility of the Warriorette to attend study
            tables according to the policy in the Rules & Regulations.
        16. Students permanently assigned to study tables must attend 2 sessions per week, or the student does not
            perform the following weekend. Students will be given a sheet by the director that must be signed by the
            study table monitor each time she attends. No Study Table = No Participation.
        17. Students who are ineligible will be notified by the director.
        18. Any student who forges or alters the signature(s) of any Wayne High School faculty member may be
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          automatically dismissed from the team.
       Weekly eligibility sheets are to be turned in to the directors every Wednesday. It is the responsibility of the
       Warriorette to turn in the sheet each week. IF A WARRIORETTE DOES NOT TURN IN AN
       ELIGIBILITY SHEET, SHE IS INELIGIBLE AND NOT PERMITTED TO TAKE THE FIELD FOR
       THE PERFORMANCE THE FOLLOWING WEEK.

If, for some reason, a student’s name is on the official ineligibility list published by the WHS Athletic Department,
and the student believes this to be a mistake, the student must speak with the athletic office and provide the band
director with a signed verification note. This must be accomplished before 3:15PM on Wednesday.

                                     WEEKLY STUDY TABLE SCHEDULE (ITC)
                                 Mondays/Wednesdays /Thursday 3:00 – 3:50 PM
                                 Tuesdays/Thursdays/Fridays   6:50 – 7:40 AM

II. Home Games:
Report Time each week is determined by other details of the game.

Generally, students are to be in the stadium ready for rehearsal to begin no later than 5:30 PM. (Arrive early enough
to get to the stadium on time). Attendance at rehearsal is required in order to perform at the game. Practice usually
consists of a run-through of the performance and any last minute adjustments that need to be made. Students who
are tardy to home game rehearsals will lose their 3rd quarter privileges.
            Losing 3rd quarter privileges means that the student will remain in the band bleachers in the assigned
            section during the entire third quarter. Any student who loses these privileges and does not comply with
            the rules will lose 3rd quarter privileges for the remainder of the season. Students may not serve during
            any other time.

Away Games:
Report Time each week is determined by other details of the game.

The instrument truck will load by the band room door 30 minutes prior to departure time. Squads will be
assigned certain weeks to help with loading and unloading.
   Chaperoned bus transportation will be provided to and from all performances not held at WHS.
   It is mandatory that all band members ride the busses to and from all performances. It is at the discretion
      of the band director to permit a member to leave directly from a performance if his/her legal guardian
      presents a written request to the director IN ADVANCE. The director must see the member leave with this
      person following the event. This person may only be the student’s parent/guardian.
   Busses will not wait for latecomers. Any members who miss the bus will be counted as unexcused.
   Students will sign up for busses at the beginning of the season. Students are expected to ride the chosen
      bus throughout the season.
   When riding the bus, all school rules apply. Furthermore, the following rules apply.
         Speak at a reasonable volume; no yelling or screaming is permitted.
         Do not stand while the bus is in motion.
         Do not use music devices unless you have headphones.
         Coolers or drinks are not permitted. Please help to keep the busses clean.
   Chaperones, bus drivers, and band staff members receive the same respect and authority as school
      personnel while on busses. Disrespect toward any adult at any time will NOT be tolerated.
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III. FOOTBALL GAMES INFORMATION
            6. At every game, there is designated seating specifically for the marching band. All Warriorettes
                are required to remain in the assigned seating during the 1st and 4th quarters of the game. During
                the 3rd quarter, the students are given the opportunity to get refreshments, socialize, and use the
                restroom, with the exception of any student who has lost 3rd quarter privileges. Warriorettes are
                ONLY permitted to eat/drink during the third quarter unless told otherwise by a band director or
                band staff member.
            7. Any member who does not attend a performance as a part of the Marching Band and Warriorettes
                but chooses to attend the event on her own will be suspended for 2 weeks, meaning no practicing
                or performing unless prior arrangements have been made with the director.
            8. Unless stated otherwise by the band director, the band and Warriorettes will march TO and
                FROM the stadium in proper uniform.
            9. The band room must be clean before students are permitted to leave.
            10. All members stand up to play and for percussion cadences during games.

IV. STUDENT PICK-UP / DROP-OFF
       Parents picking up students after events and rehearsals are kindly asked to be on time.
       Chaperones/Band Directors are required to stay at school until all students have departed.

V. ATTENDANCE POLICY
       You have made a commitment to be in the Warriorettes this season. Everyone is counting on you!
       In order to have successful rehearsals and performances, full attendance is essential. The absence of one
       person not only affects that person, but the entire group. Critical factors such as uniformity, precision,
       and alignment cannot be improved or maintained with absences.

                 **Students MUST bring a signed note from a parent regarding absences**
         Excused Absences:
           Personal illness
           Emergencies (case by case basis)
         Unexcused Absences:
           Everything else
       *Reminder that students MUST attend the Thursday rehearsal in order to perform at any weekend events with
       no exceptions.

         Any UNEXCUSED absence from a REHEARSAL will result in the member not being permitted to march
         at the next football game; however, the member is still required to attend the performance in full uniform.
         Any UNEXCUSED absence from a PERFORMANCE will result in a meeting with the student and parent
         to determine if and under what circumstances the member is to remain in the marching band.

       ASK: If you are not sure or have a request, problem, or question, ask the director before the event occurs.

       Post-Season Games
       The football season can last up to 15 weeks, depending on the success of the football team. The marching
       Band and Warriorettes are required to perform at any post-season game, and all marching band and
       Warriorette members will be required to attend. The attendance policy stated on this page will be in effect for
       these performances. Students must attend these performances in order to receive credit for completion of the
       season.
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VI. WARRIORETTE UNIFORM GUIDELINES:
      1. Summer Uniform
              a. The summer uniform consists of the Warriorette shirt (or Senior shirt), black skort, white tennis shoes,
                  white WHS socks and a 7/8” white hair ribbon.
              b. A back up uniform may be used if the Advisor(s) choose.
      2. Performance Uniform
              a. The performance uniform consists of the sequin head piece with feathers, black dance outfit, sequin
                  wrist bands, black spankies or undergarments, hose (sheer-to-waist in a color that matches the
                  member’s skin), sequin leg warmers, black socks (if necessary), and black jazz boots.
                        i. Uniforms are to be carried in the garment bag ONLY.
                       ii. Failure to carry a uniform in the garment bag will be considered mistreatment of the uniform
                           and will result in a $25 repair fee.
              b. Uniforms must be kept in clean condition throughout the season. To clean the uniform, hand wash in
                  Woolite and lie it flat to dry.
      3. Inclement Weather Uniform
              a. This uniform consists of team t-shirt, red team jacket, black wind pants, white WHS socks, white
                  tennis shoes, and a 7/8” white hair ribbon.
              b. Appropriate jacket, coats, etc., are required at all outside practices and performances.
      4. In the event a male candidate is selected for the team, his uniform and accessories will be selected by the Band
         Director and Warriorette Advisor.
      5. Issued Items
              a. Each Warriorette will be issued uniforms after the rental fee has been paid.
              b. It is an honor and privilege to wear the Warriorette uniform. Therefore, each member will be
                  responsible for its upkeep. Each item will be kept clean and in good condition. Each member further
                  assumes all responsibilities and replacement costs for lost or damaged items.
                        i. Because of sequins at the top of each uniform, each member may be required to wear the
                           Warriorette jacket over the uniform until performance time.
                       ii. Do NOT spray hair unless the uniform is covered; If a member ruins the sequins, the member
                           will repair the uniform at her expense.
                      iii. Do NOT carry bags on the sequined shoulder of the uniform.
      6. Turning in Issued Items
              a. At the end of the season, one or two turn-in dates will be published in the Drumbeat.
              b. A $25 student fee will be assessed against any Warriorette who fails to turn in all items on or
                  before the last turn-in date. School policy states, “Students…will not participate in the graduation
                  ceremony or receive their final grades or class standing until such are returned and/or school fees are
                  paid…”
              c. If items have not been returned and/or fees paid by the end of the school year, money in the students
                  Wayne Music Club account will be automatically withdrawn to offset fees.


                 Summer                                    Performance                             Inclement Weather
    1.   Warriorette shirt*                1.   Headpiece*                              1.   Warriorette shirt
    2.   Black skort*                      2.   Uniform*                                2.   Red jacket*
    3.   White tennis shoes                3.   Black spankies/undergarments*           3.   Warriorette pants*
    4.   WHS socks*                        4.   Hose (see requirements in 2a)           4.   WHS socks*
    5.   7/8 “ white hair ribbon           5.   Black socks for boots                   5.   White tennis shoes
                                           6.   Boots*                                  6.   7/8 “ white hair ribbon


                                   * Items available for purchase from the WMC or a former Warriorette
                                               All other items must be purchased individually.
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Dressing For Games/Performances – Students may dress in the girls bathroom for home games. Any indecent
exposure of any kind is inappropriate and is in violation of the student conduct regulations for marching band.

VII. WARRIORETTE IMAGE
The Huber Heights City Schools Student Code of Conduct is in effect at all Warriorette functions.
You are young adults and are expected to conduct yourselves with dignity and respect. Failure to do so will
result in disciplinary action set forth by the advisors and/or school administration. Any major problems with
student conduct will be documented and handled on an individual basis. If a student chooses to conduct herself in a
manner that is in any way harmful to the group, disrespectful, or otherwise inappropriate, the band director will
document the situation and parents will be notified. Students with discipline problems may be required to a
performance in full uniform but will not be permitted to perform. After three incidents, the advisor may dismiss the
student from the team for the remainder of the season.

       Additional Guidelines:
               Cell phones, MP3 players, or other electronic devices are not to be visible or to be used during
                  rehearsals or performances. Students may use them before/after to arrange transportation, etc.
               Students should wear comfortable clothing to all rehearsals, including comfortable shoes, a sports
                  bra, and modest apparel. No sandals are allowed at any time. Dress appropriately for the weather.
                  Hair pulled off face.
               Each student should have a container for water at all rehearsals. It is very important to stay
                 well-hydrated, even as the weather turns cooler.
       Grooming:
                       Members are expected to be well-groomed at all times.
                       Hair will be worn in the specific hairstyle designated by the advisor. Bangs, if worn,
                          will be no longer than the top of the eyebrows. There will be no hair hanging around
                          the face, except for the forehead.
                       All members will wear team make-up designated by the advisor. Heavy eye makeup
                          is prohibited.
                       No nail polish, except clear, will be permitted while in uniform.
                       No jewelry will be worn (including ALL earrings and watches).
       X. OFFICERS
          Number of Officers
            o Generally, ten officers will be selected:
                        Captain, 1st Lieutenant, 2nd Lieutenant, Sergeant and six Squad Leaders
                        The final decision regarding the number of officer positions is dependent on the size
                           and/or needs of the group,
                        The number of Squad Leaders may be adjusted based on anticipated band size.
           Eligibility & Academic Requirements
               o Officer candidates must have completed one full year as a Warriorette.
               o Officer candidates must have a 2.0 grade point average or better for the 3rd quarter in order try
                   out for an officer position in the following year.
               o Officers must have a 4th quarter grade point average of 2.0 or better, or they will lose their
                   officer position for the following season.
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            Method of Selection
          1. Officer tryouts are typically be held with team tryouts.
          2. A meeting will be held for all interested candidates prior to the officer tryouts; the Advisor will explain, in
             full detail, all officers' duties and responsibilities and the criteria by which tryouts will be judged.
          3. The candidates will be judged on command calling, marching technique, and dance technique. Each
             applicant will be required to choreograph her own routine.
          4. Teacher recommendations will be required of the candidates.
          5. Candidates earn points based on event participation during the previous year.
          6. Officers are assigned positions based on their position choice and a weighted total score derived from each
             portion of the officer tryout.
          7. Tryouts are closed. No spectators are permitted at officer tryouts.
          8. All scores are confidential.
            Officer Requirements
          1. All officers are required to attend all team practices and performances.
          2. All officers are required to attend meetings/practices in the spring, summer and fall to train for their
             positions.
          3. The officers may be required to attend various workshops, dance/drill team camps, clinics, etc. as
             designated by the Advisor.
          4. Officers may be required to perform at other times as designated by the Advisor.
          5. No officer is permitted to call a meeting, practice, or activity without first consulting the advisor. If the
             advisor cannot be present, an adult (approved by the advisor) must be present.
          6. The officers represent the team and are expected to conduct themselves in a respectable manner out of
             uniform as well as in uniform. Their actions reflect upon the Warriorette team, the Marching Band and
             Wayne High School.
          *Respect of Officers: The officers are chosen for their outstanding abilities and are well qualified for their
             positions. Therefore, the team is expected to treat them with respect at all times and obey all commands
             given by the officers.
         Officer Responsibilities
           Captain
              1. Serves as the highest officer and answers only to the Advisor
              2. Assumes responsibility for the entire team
              3. Carries out the Advisor’s instructions during practices
              4. Leads the corps in stretching and warm-ups at the beginning of each practice
              5. Makes sure the practice area is picked up (including trash) after each practice
              6. In complete charge, leads the officers and team during all performances
              7. Teaches routines
              8. As required, attend extra practices and helps teach routines to the team
              9. As required, assists the Advisor with team choreography and adapts workshop or camp routines
           1st Lieutenant
              1. Serves as second in rank and answers directly to the Captain and Advisor.
              2. Assumes responsibility, with the captain, for the entire team
              3. Assists the Captain and Advisor
              4. Conducts jewelry and hair compliancy checks at the beginning of practices
              5. Leads team kicks
              6. In the Captain's absence, assumes her duties and responsibilities.
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              2nd Lieutenant
               1. Serves as third in rank and answers directly to the Captain and Advisor
               2. Assists the Captain and Advisor
               3. Oversees the members who need special help
               4. Leads team conditioning
               5. Assumes the 1st Lieutenant’s duties and responsibilities in the absence of the 1st Lieutenant.
              Sergeant
               1. Serves as fourth in rank and answers directly to the Captain and Advisor
               2. Fills in for a Squad Leader in the event of her absence
               3. Assists the Captain and Advisor
               4. Assists the 2nd Lieutenant with members who need special help
               5. Takes attendance and liaises between squad leaders and advisor
               6. Assumes the 2nd Lieutenant’s duties and responsibilities in the absence of the 2nd Lieutenant
              Squad Leaders
               1. Serves as fifth in rank and answer to the Top Four Officers and advisor
               2. Assigned a squad, take responsibility for their squad at all times, including roll call and assisting in the
                   instruction and perfection of dance movements/routines
               3. Help all members in their squad and are responsible for promptly conveying all notices pertaining to
                   the team
               4. Record daily attendance for everyone in her squad in the team attendance book
               5. Collect and keep track of notes received from squad members, marking notes with the date received
                   and date concerned; ensures the note is signed
               6. Conduct informal inspections
               7. Oversee squad practices as designated by the advisor
               8. Phone members in their squad to convey important information or last-minute updates
               9. Ensure all props are properly stowed after each practice
               10. As assigned, clean the booster center with their squad; secure and report, in advance, the adult
                   chaperone who will be at the cleaning

   XI. AWARDS / PARTICIPATION POINTS

   In order to earn an end-of-season award, each marching band member must accumulate 75 points during the
   marching band season (June through November) AND complete the entire season, including any post-season
   games.

   Opportunities to earn points include the following:

                    HHAF Booster Center cleanings (15 points)
                    Private dance lessons (5 points per lesson w/note from private instructor) with a maximum of
                       20 points
                      Fundraisers (point values vary according to fundraiser)
                      Car washes (10 points per 2 hour shift)


   If interested, parents may also assist in earning points for their student’s account. Opportunities include:
                     Home game grill cook or server (5 points)
                     HHAF Booster Center cleanings (10 points for 2 parent chaperones – must sign up in
                        advance).
                     Attendance at WMC general meetings (5 points per meeting)
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   Any student who meets the yearly point requirements and completes the entire season is presented with an award
   at the annual Marching Band Banquet held at the conclusion of the season. Awards by year are:
                   First-year marcher – Letter
                   Second-year marcher – Patch
                   Third-year marcher – Medal
                   Fourth-year marcher – Plaque

   XII. BAND CAMP GENERAL INFORMATION

      Dates:          Sunday, July 29th – Friday, August 3rd

      Location:       HHCS, Huber Heights, Ohio

      Band Camp Show:

                     Location: WHS Heidkamp Stadium, Friday August 3rd, 7:00 PM

                     Performance to demonstrate our week of hard work and perform for the very first time

                     Band Camp officially ends following the Friday evening performance; go home for a restful
                      weekend!

      Additional Information:

                     Band Camp is a fun yet challenging week where we learn the majority of our material for the
                      season; therefore attendance is MANDATORY in order to participate in the WHS Marching Band.

                     There will be a nurse on duty throughout the entire week.

                     To allow the band to focus on rehearsal activities, parents and friends are discouraged from
                      visiting campus; this also makes the band camp show much more enjoyable.

                     Students must have all fees paid and all forms completed and on file prior to band camp.
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                                   2012 Summer Practice Schedule
JUNE
 Squad leaders will hold at least two practices for the purpose of learning the high march Fight Song, Warpath
   dance, and march the cadences. You will also learn our two different warm-up kick sequences. YOU
   SHOULD HAVE YOUR SPLIT BY YOUR FIRST SQUAD PRACTICE.

JULY
 Squad leaders will hold an additional two practices for the purpose of learning the post game songs: Hey
   Song, Free Ride, Long Train; and reviewing other dances, cadences, and kicks. YOU NEED YOUR
   SPLITS!!!

New girl (w/ Officer Line) practices begin:

Monday, July 9th              Wayne High School (could change)             7:00 - 10:00 AM
Tuesday, July 10th            Wayne High School (could change)             7:00 - 10:00 AM
Wednesday, July 11th          Wayne High School (could change)             7:00 - 10:00 AM

All Warriorette practices begin:

Monday, July 16th             Wayne High School (could change)             7:00 - 10:00 AM
Tuesday, July 17th            Wayne High School (could change)             7:00 - 10:00 AM
Wednesday, July 18th          Wayne High School (could change)             7:00 - 10:00 AM


Rookie Camp – New girls (w. Officer Line)

Thursday, July 19th           Wayne High School (could change)           8:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Friday, July 20th             Wayne High School (could change)           8:00 AM – 12:00 PM

Pre-Band Camp – All Warriorettes (with the band)

Monday, July 23rd             Wayne High School (could change)           8:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Tuesday, July 24th            Wayne High School (could change)           8:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Wednesday, July 25th          Wayne High School (could change)           8:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Thursday, July 26th           Wayne High School (could change)           8:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Friday, July 27th             Wayne High School (could change)           8:00 AM – 12:00 PM

BAND CAMP
Sunday evening, July 29th through all day, August 3rd. Details will be available in the Drumbeat.
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                  Checklist for Participation in the Wayne Warriorettes:

    Participation in pre-camp and band camp prior to the beginning of school IS
     MANDATORY AND EXTREMEMLY IMPORTANT! (This is where we learn the
     majority of our material for the season. See the calendar in this handbook for dates.)

    Academic eligibility, determined on a weekly basis

    $185.00 participation fee paid prior to the first school football game.

    Physical card signed by a physician

    Medical forms providing statement of insurance and permission to seek medical aid in
     case of emergency

    Signed Handbook Agreement Contract

    All other fees paid


              Acknowledgment of Wayne Warriorette Policies and Procedures

      We have received and read the Wayne Band and Warriorette Family Handbook and will abide by all rules and
       regulations set forth. (Additional copies of the handbook are available upon request.)

      We understand that in addition to student conduct regulations discussed in this handbook, all Huber Heights City
       Schools rules and regulations regarding student conduct are in effect at all band functions.

      We give permission for our child to participate in and travel by approved school transportation to all local and out
       of town activities in which the Wayne High School Bands participate for the 2012-2013 school year.



Student Signature _______________________________________________________ Date ________________


Parent/Guardian Signature ________________________________________________ Date ________________
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                                      Huber Heights City Schools
                     WAYNE HIGH SCHOOL WARRIORETTES
                                               WAYNE HIGH SCHOOL

         Kelli Soukup,                         5400 Chambersburg Road                     Celeste Trejo,
       Warriorette Advisor                     Huber Heights, Ohio 45424           Assistant Warriorette Advisor

                                           On the web: www.wayneband.org
                                                email: ksoukup@wayneband.org
                                                 email: ctrejo@wayneband.org
                                                 email: bwarner@wayneband.org




      Dear Employer,


      Greetings from the Wayne High School Warriorettes. As you are probably already aware, the following
      employee, ___________________________________, is a member of the Wayne High School
      Warriorettes. I applaud your willingness to employ high school students and understand that it can be
      difficult working around their demanding schedules. It seems the busier a student can be, the more
      valuable they are as an employee.


      The Warriorette Program at Wayne takes a great deal of time and commitment, but the students involved
      are amongst some of the finest in the area. It is my pleasure to work with these students throughout the
      summer and fall in this activity. I assure you I have done my best to ensure the schedule you are
      receiving today is complete and thorough for the entire marching band season.


      Please make sure your employee discusses the calendar with you and explains when she is required to
      attend rehearsals and performances. I hope this makes scheduling easier for you. If you have any
      additional questions please contact with me. Again, I appreciate your willingness to employ such
      dedicated and involved students and hope we can work together to make their high school experiences as
      rewarding and educational as possible.

      Sincerely,


      Kelli Soukup
      Warriorette Advisor
      Wayne High School

				
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