The very nature of participation in a performance group means that members shall:

  • Attend all rehearsals and concerts

  • Prepare adequately during the week

  • Cooperate in the group effort to achieve superior musical results


All absences will be recorded. It is the member's responsibility to provide the Operations and Personnel Manager with all necessary information in writing the WEDNESDAY (6PM) prior to the absence. Failure to provide this information will result in the absence being considered unexcused. Unexcused absences will not be tolerated.


Students may have two (2) excused absences per concert session. Arriving late to rehearsal counts as 1/2 an absence; leaving early counts as 1/2 an absence. Late arrivals and early leave must also be reported in advance to the Operations and Personnel Manager. Failure to do so will result in the late arrival/early leave being considered unexcused.


Some absences may be excused; including:

  • School music and sports activities

  • Music festivals

  • Illness or related family emergencies

  • Necessary family issue

  • College visits (Please note: It is preferred that college visits be scheduled during weekends when YYSO does not rehearse.)




This form must be completed by 6 p.m. the Wednesday prior to the missed Saturday rehearsal. If a last-minute emergency occurs and a member needs to miss rehearsal without prior approval, a text message (717-495-3224) should be sent to the Operations and Personnel Manager, Mr. Preap, even if it is Saturday morning.


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