Rehearsals are very important and should take priority over other activities, with very few exceptions. The following are excused absences: 1) illness 2) family emergency 3) religious event, and 4) school music event. All other absences will be unexcused. Three or more unexcused absences may be cause for dismissal or may prevent a student from participating in a concert. If you know your child will be absent from a rehearsal, or was absent from a rehearsal, please submit the ONLINE Absence Form (see below) or print an Absence Form and submit it to your orchestra aide within one week of the absence.
SYS students are expected to participate as audience members at each concert and sit in the concert hall as a group before and after performing on stage. Please submit this form PRIOR to the concert day if your child who is in Strings, Sinfonietta or Philharmonic will be sitting with you after intermission or needs to leave early due to unusual circumstances.