The Northeast Oklahoma Band Directors Association has, in the best interest and safety of its students, decided to cancel the remainder of the 2020 High School Honor Bands Clinic/Concert weekend event due to forecast of inbound winter precipitation on Saturday, January 11. At this time, we do not anticipate the possibility that this event will be rescheduled. Despite this unfortunate circumstance, we certainly appreciate the efforts of our hardworking ensemble chairmen, gracious Bartlesville H.S. site hosts, remarkable clinicians, and of course our talented, dedicated students. We extend thanks to the parents of our students for their cooperation and support of this difficult decision.
REHEARSAL SCHEDULE FOR HIGH SCHOOL HONOR BANDS: Friday Jan. 10th
Registration and Seating 12:00-12:30
Rehearsal 12:30-2:30 (Wind Ensemble Winds with Mr. Claussen, Percussion with Mr. Cole)
Break 2:30-3:00 Rehearsal 3:00-5:00
Dinner Break 5:00 -6:30
RHEARSAL SCHEDULE FOR HIGH SCHOOL HONOR BANDS: Saturday Jan. 11th
Directors’ Meeting 10:00
Concerts begin 1:00
Important – It is expected that students come to the clinic prepared. You should have practiced the music enough to have the technique necessary BEFORE you begin the first rehearsal.
POLICIES CONCERNING ATTENDANCE AND CONDUCT FOR NBDA ALL-DISTRICT BAND REHEARSALS
A. Absence from a full morning, afternoon, or evening rehearsal session will result in the automatic termination of the participant.
B. The band chairman will deal with any absence or substantial tardiness after consultation with the clinician and the student’s band director. The chairman’s decision will be final.
C. The band chairman will also have the authority and responsibility to lower chair positions and/or remove the student from the band if his/her conduct in any way become a problem. The chairman is expected to support the clinician in matters concerning conduct.
D. If a student is not able to attend the clinic or concert, please have your director contact the district president so an alternate can be contacted. In addition, please send your folder with your director to the clinic for the other players to use.