Rules of Conduct/Building Rules

  • RULES OF CONDUCT

  • BUILDING RULES

 

Attendance/Corrective Actions

  • REPORTING ABSENCES and DATE CONFLICTS

  • ATTENDANCE CHOICES AFFECT THE ENSEMBLE

 

Sheet Music

  • CARING FOR VALLEY TROUBADOURS MUSIC

  • NOTE ON MISSING MUSIC

  • RETURNING CONCERT MUSIC

 

Concert Season Dress Codes

  • OVERVIEW

  • DRESS CODE FOR PRACTICES A UNIFORM LOOK

 

Music Families Help Recruit

  • WE ARE COUNTING ON YOU

Troubadours Handbook
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Means of Communication

  • DIRECTOR

  • COMMUNICATIONS VIA WEBSITE

  • VALLEY TROUBADOURS CALENDAR

  • IN CASE OF EMERGENCIES

 

Tuition

 

Supplies

  • LABEL ALL YOUR BELONGINGS

  • WIND AND PERCUSSION SUPPLY LIST

 

Getting Acclimated

  • SEMESTER SCHEDULE

  • PROBLEMATIC DEVICES

 

From Week to Week

  • EXPECTATIONS OF PARENTS

  • WEEKLY PRACTICE TIMES

  • AT REHEARSAL

  • PRACTICE TIMES AND PRACTICE REPORTS

  • MUSIC RESOURCES-AUDIO LINKS

 

Means of Communication

DIRECTOR

Do not hesitate to contact me with any questions or concerns.

While email contact is preferred, you are welcome to text me as well.

Mrs. Catherine LaFrombois - Director

troubadours@me.com

 

COMMUNICATIONS VIA WEBSITE

The Valley Troubadours Homeschool Music website, www.valleytroubadours.com, is our primary means of communication year-round, a ready reference and wealth of information. During the two concert semesters, it is the responsibility of both parents and students to check the Web page regularly for the most current information. There, members will find a link to any time-sensitive announcements.

 

VT CALENDAR
Take some time to look over the Schedule webpage. The Concert Season Calendar is posted in September and updated as needed. Note important dates on your home calendars. Please advise the Director, via email, of any conflicts as soon as you are aware of them, especially fora performance or any of the three practices prior to. See also “Reporting Absences and Date Conflicts” found under “Attendance” in the Handbook. Periodically check the Schedule throughout the year for updated information.

 

IN CASE OF EMERGENCIES

On your registration form, we asked for a cell phone number for emergencies only. This number will be used to notify you of a last minute cancellation or the like. Occasionally weather or other unforeseen, last-minute problems can cause a delay or cancellation of a rehearsal or event. Please have your cell phone on, en route to music-related events, so we can reach you should the need arise. If driving duties switch between Mom and Dad you may want to give us both numbers.

Tuition

TUITION: Band: $100 per semester; Choir: $80 per semester (Jazz Band $25 with Cadet/Concert Band registration)

For each of the two concert semesters, there is a semester fee with a family cap of $325 for multiple children. All student fees must be paid on or before the first rehearsal by cash, check (made out to Valley Troubadours), or online through the website. All tuition is non-refundable and is subject to change.

Supplies

 

LABEL ALL YOUR BELONGINGS!

We don’t want to collect things in Lost and Found. Label your music folder, all your own books, and refillable water bottles, to name a few. These are some of the items left after practice most frequently.


SUPPLY LIST (BAND):

BOOK - Standard of Excellence (instrument specific)

ALL band musicians need to label and bring to rehearsal every week:

· Completed Practice Form 

· Instrument with labeled case (For ALL percussionists - sticks, mallets, and practice pad.)

· Sharpened pencil for making light notations on music, which are originals. Nothing other than pencil markings are to be made on the original music. The quantity of marks should be kept to a bare minimum and all marks must be erased before returning. 

· Sheet music must be in a folder, large enough to protect music.

All band members must bring their own book/music every week. Part assignments differ. Otherwise, it is not fair for one or two musicians to expect to share their neighbor’s music to make up for their own irresponsibility, even if they have the same part.

· Standard of Excellence Book (All Standard of Excellence Books are instrument specific).

SUPPLIES BEYOND WEEKLY NEEDS

· Concert Dress Attire – This applies to all levels. Review the entire section “Concert Season Dress Codes” and all the specific details about shirts, pants, shoes and socks, etc.
· Metronome - It is mandatory for ALL percussionists (for at-home practice) and recommended for all wind musicians to own a metronome for use in daily practicing. Winds might also consider owning a tuner, but the metronome is definitely more important. There are quite a few free metronome apps available.

 
 

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