Attendance at all ensemble functions by all members is necessary for the success of the ensemble. Each individual player is an invaluable and irreplaceable part of the whole, and if even one player is missing, the sound changes. The following attendance policy has been agreed upon by the ensemble directors of the Lafayette College Department of Music.
1) Unexcused Absences: For play rehearsals, study time, sorority/fraternity events, athletic events, meetings with professors, club events, etc.
2) Excused Absences: For illness, family emergencies, housing lottery, or academic conflicts that are approved in the first two weeks of the semester.
3) Tardy: Defined as missing between five and twenty minutes of rehearsal at any point (beginning, end, middle). Two tardies are treated as one absence.
REQUIRED ATTENDANCE: per semester (whether you are enrolled for credit or not).
— No more than one unexcused absence.
— No more than two excused absences (except in cases of long-term illness).
— Attendance is required for all dress rehearsals.
II. Concert Dress
For all concerts, women and men:
The dress code for LCCME varies with the formality of the concert. For most concerts, both men and women wear black, with or without a color accent (such as a tie or scarf). Black jeans are permitted, as are more casual shoes. In general, LCCME concert dress should exude both professionalism and a more relaxed attitude.
Perfumes and colognes should be used sparingly.