Cell Phone Usage: In order to perform at a high level as a band student full concentration of the musical task is necessary. Cell phones are to be used only before rehearsal to tune or practice passages with a metronome. There is to be no cell phone usage during music rehearsal inside or outside. Parents, if there is an emergency and you need to contact your child during rehearsal time please contact the Band Director(s Students that abuse the cell phone policy will have their devices confiscated by the Band Director(s) until a parent comes to pick it up. Students that refuse to turn in their cell phone to the Band Director(s) will be removed from the instructional environment. Upon further investigation of the incident said student may be removed altogether from the band ensemble and/or program.
School/Personal Property: Students are to only use instruments they either own or have been assigned to through the school inventory. At no time should a student play another student's instrument. All students that use a school owned instrument should read and sign the Cobb County School District instrument loan document. Students will be responsible for taking proper care of instruments on loan from Pebblebrook High School. If an instrument is not working properly a band staff member is to be notified immediately. Under no circumstances should students attempt to repair instruments on loan from Pebblebrook High School or send these instruments to a shop to be repaired. Students that mishandle or lose school issued instruments and accessories (i.e., mouthpiece, drum head, etc may incur repair or replacement costs.
Lockers: Students that play flute, clarinet, saxophone, trumpet, baritone, and trombone will be assigned a locker with a combination lock to store their instrument. Students are to keep instruments and cases in lockers at all times. When students remove instruments for rehearsal the case should be locked inside of their lockers. Students may store personal items in their assigned lockers but will need to always leave the locker locked. No food or drink is allowed at any time in the instrument room or lockers. The band staff is not responsible for items that may be missing due to student lockers not properly being secured. Students that play a large instrument such as tuba or percussion should place instruments in the designated areas.
Band Fees: Each student and parent must comply with the scheduled band fee payments by the deadline issued. If there is a problem meeting deadlines of the fee payments, parents are encouraged to speak directly with one of the Band Directors or Band Booster Board members to work out a more feasible plan for meeting their fee obligations. Any such communication between the Band Director(s) and the Band Booster board will be strictly confidential. Please note that if an alternative payment agreement is made between the parent and Band Director/Band Booster Board member it is fully expected for the parent to honor such agreement.
Band Staff: The band staff for the 2021 - 2022 season is as follows:
Eulas Kirtdoll, Band Director
Isaac Wimberly, Associate Band Director
Michael Kirtdoll, Band Instructor
Tiphanie McClenton, Woodwind Instructor
Demond Conner, Drum Major Instructor
Kristen McCrary, Percussion Instructor
Relencia Shaw-Howard, Auxiliary Faculty Sponsor
Tayler Davis, Auxiliary Instructor
Destine' Harris, Auxiliary Instructor
Michael Campbell, Band Announcer