Policies and Procedures
Cy-Ridge Marching Band Policies and Procedures
Required Participation Forms
Every student member of the Cypress Ridge Band and Color Guard must complete and turn in the required participation forms for the 2019-2020 school year. (Physical Forms, Fine Arts Forms) Forms must be signed by a parent or legal guardian in order to participate as well as travel with the band to curricular events such as football games, UIL Contests, etc. Students cannot participate, as per district guidelines, until all forms have been signed and turned in at the beginning of the school year. Please turn in completed and signed forms to Ms. Saucedo on the first day of Summer Band. (July 30, 2o19)
To view all rehearsal dates and times for the school year, please refer to the official 2019-2020 Band Calendar found under the "Calendar" tab. Rehearsals vary week to week throughout the year depending on any changes made by the band directors, so please refer to the calendar, daily.
For marching season, all wind instruments need a flip folder and lyre. Flip folders and lyres may be purchased from Music & Arts, and H&H Music. Take your horn with you to ensure the lyre you purchase fits properly. Any music store should sell them.
Marching Uniforms and accompanying wear will be issued during summer band camp before the band departs for the first football game. For all football games and marching performances, students must bring the following materials:
Complete uniform and shako
Official Band T-Shirt (to be worn under uniform)
Long black socks & black gloves.
Clean and polished, black marching shoes.
Flip folder with ALL required music in sheets.
Lyre (Wind players).
Policies for Football Games and Other Marching Events
Cy-Ridge Band students are encouraged to have fun during marching season, but they are also expected to display professionalism and respectfulness while representing their school at band events. A supportive attitude and cooperation from each individual regarding the following policies will ensure an enjoyable and successful season for all.
No jewelry may be worn on the buses, in the stands, or at any time during football games or other marching events. Students are advised to leave their jewelry and all valuables at home to prevent loss or theft.
No nail polish may be worn on the buses or at any time during marching contest events. Students wearing nail polish will be required to remove it before boarding buses for a competition.
No cell phones, or other electronic devices are permitted in stadium stands, and are discouraged on the buses due to potential for loss and/or theft. In the case of an emergency that requires a phone call, students should notify a chaperone.
No food, drinks, candy, or gum may be brought on the buses or into the stands. Chaperones will provide plenty of water during games, marching contests, and other marching events.
After-School Procedures on Game Days
On game days, depending on the band’s scheduled departure time, students are required to stay on campus after school. In these cases, the Band Boosters will provide a Game Day Dinner that the students may purchase (See website for schedule & menu).
After the Games and Marching Contests
Uniform Check-In — Upon returning to school, students must check in their uniforms and hats before going home. Please place hats in their respective cases and hang the garments properly on their hangers, making sure all buttons are buttoned, zippers are zipped, etc., before turning them in.
Student Pick-Up — For the safety of all students, parents should make every effort to be at the school when the band returns, ready to pick up their children in front of the Auditorium. (Not in Back)
PLEASE BE ON TIME when picking up your children after band events.