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.
Social Media Policy
The Pebblebrook High School Band supports the right to freedom of speech for all members. While it is encouraged, students should also be cognizant of all forms of their behavior, as it is reflective of not only themselves, but of their families and the band program. This awareness is inclusive of the use of social networking sites, group messaging apps and other online mediums. Band members are expected to not engage in any activity that would be considered inappropriate or cyber bullying during their use of social media. Band members are required to uphold the values and standards of the group. This includes posting derogatory or explicit content about the band or members of the band. Consequences for these actions may range from a suspension to permanent separation from the Pebblebrook Band 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 2022 - 2023 season is as follows:
Eulas Kirtdoll, Band Director
Endre Jenkins, Assistant Band Director
Michael Kirtdoll, Band Instructor
Esteban Parra, Woodwind Instructor
Demond Conner, Drum Major Instructor
Kristen McCrary, Percussion Instructor
Relencia Shaw-Howard, Auxiliary Faculty Sponsor
LeCrecia SmithAuxiliary Instructor
Jazmine McElrath, Auxiliary Instructor
Michael Campbell, Band Announcer