-All students must travel on the buses to and from all events. Please do NOT
ask to pick your child up at an event unless you are leaving for an out of
town destination or there is a medical emergency.
-The reason for this is we are a team, we travel together.
-My staff and I are responsible for your children the entire time they are in
uniform and with the band. We cannot leave them alone, at an event, especially
in uniform. Alone, in uniform, your child can be a target.
-It is not fair to the other 170+ students to hold them up while we wait with
your child for you to pick them up.
-It is Board of Education Policy that staff are not supposed to transport
students. However, we cannot leave the school until all students have been
transported home from an event. Sometimes we are put in a catch 22 situation
where students do not have rides home and/or parents do not come to pick them
up until 1-2 hours after the end of an event. Please make arrangements ahead
of time for the transportation of your child to and from an event. Shuttles do
NOT run for performance events.
-No student is allowed to drive to an event!
-Please make sure your child is ON TIME. We cannot miss an event because your
child arrived late. Time schedules are laid out in great detail. Variation
from the time table can result in the band being late to a performance.
-At away games, the Booster Organization provides food for the band. If your
child has special dietary needs, please put it in writing so we can put it
with their emergency form. Please discuss with your child about throwing away
food. If they do not want it, then they should not take the food items. We do
not let the students roam around and purchase food at away games because of
-At away Band Nights, make sure your child has eaten before they arrive at
Harding. There usually
is no time to allow for the band students to purchase food at away band nights.
-Do not bring to the games or other performance events, special food items
just for your child. It is not fair to all the other students to have some
students get preferential treatment. If you want to bring special items for
ALL of the Band, that is ok, as long as we are told ahead of time.
-To chaperone with the band, you must be a member of the Band Booster
Organization. Membership is $3.00 per year. You must sign up ahead of time
with the head of chaperones.
-Please make sure that before performances, your child has a CLEAN summer
uniform, appropriate color underwear and socks, and gloves.