Fall 2019 
    Before School or Saturday Rehearsals
    This calendar is subject to change based on school and event schedules. Please plan to check this schedule on a weekly basis. If there is a school delay, any rehearsal before school is cancelled.
    School Lesson/Rehearsal Schedules:  

    October 7-11, 2019:

    FC Lesson and Rehearsal Schedule.September 30.October 4.2019.

    Dates to Remember (Fall 2019):  

    All Fort Couch Band Concerts will be held in the Upper St. Clair High School Theatre.

    • November 4: Combined Band Concert: Symphonic Winds and Community Band South (HS Theatre, 7:00 pm)

    • November 20: United States Air Force Heritage Band Clinic (Periods 4-6, Concert at 7:00 pm)

    • December 9: Dress Rehearsal at USC High School Theatre (12:45-4:00 p.m.)

    • December 10: FC Bands Winter Concert (Report Time: Jazz Band - 6:00 pm; Symphonic Winds and Concert Band at 6:30 p.m.)

    • December 20: FC School Assembly Performance (Report Time: 7:40 am/Performance 9:00 a.m.)


    Members of a performance ensemble have a responsibility to one another that is unique in the school setting. All student members are expected to follow the classroom rules, come to rehearsal prepared (i.e. all sheet music and band texts, instrument and supplies, as well as a pencil), and on time. 

    Rehearsals outside of school are crucial in preparing for the concert. These rehearsals are the only time that the band meets as a full ensemble and each student's presence is important. As a member of the band, the student is required to attend all rehearsals and concerts. You are responsible for being aware of conflicts in the band schedule.
    Policy for Rehearsal or Concert Absences  
    No missed rehearsal or concert will be excused without prior written notification. Parents, if a student will miss a rehearsal before school, please send an email to Dr. Seybert indicating the reason for the absence at least 72 hours in advance of the rehearsal. In the event of an emergency, written notice should be provided within 24 hours of the student's return to school.  If the student will miss a Saturday rehearsal, Dress Rehearsal or Band Concert; please complete the Music Event Excused Absence Form at least three weeks prior to the event. An excused absence will only be granted in emergency situations. Failure to arrange transportation, athletic practices, or try-outs, or other events will not be excused. In order to avoid conflicts, please plan to review the FC Band Calendar on a weekly basis and schedule appointments accordingly. If a conflict is unavoidable, please notify Dr. Seybert.
    Parents are expected to pick up their child promptly after each rehearsal/concert. If a Parent is running more than 10 minutes late, please contact Dr. Seybert immediately.
    Excused absences will not affect the student's grade or standing in the ensemble. More than one unexcused absence from rehearsals will result in suspension from the performance. If a student is late to rehearsal, they are considered tardy. Three tardies equal one unexcused absence.