ATHLETIC CLEARANCE REQUIRED

ATHLETIC CLEARANCE REQUIRED

Dear Bobcat Marching Band Members and Parents,

We are off to a great start in terms of preparing our music for the upcoming football season! Our first game is this Friday! Call time will be 4:30pm and we will be finished at approximately 10pm. Parents, please plan to pick up your students from the 200 building (auditorium - south side of campus) around this time. Students should eat an early dinner between 3pm and 4:30pm and will report to the band room (instruments in hand, ready to play) at 4:30pm.

As we progress into the season, we will begin learning our half-time/competitive marching show. Because of the physical rigor required of students for Marching Band, the district requires us to gain athletic clearances. I initially set a deadline of August 10th to have this complete. Those of you who met that deadline, thank you. However, it was brought to my attention that the importance of meeting this deadline was not made definitively clear. I am setting a new date of August 30th to have athletic clearances complete. This is a hard deadline.

Each student must pass a sports physical exam, and turn in paperwork to the Athletics office (room 501). Additionally, each student and their parent must sign up for marching band on RegisterMyAthlete.com. Currently, clearance is reflected in the students' grade. Once clearance is complete, their grade will be adjusted accordingly. Failure to comply by August 30th may result in failure of this course/being dropped from the course. For your students' safety, it is of the utmost importance that we gain Athletics clearance for each individual student. 

Equally important, It is in the best interest of the band that each and every student who is currently enrolled obtain this clearance and continue to participate this school year. We are a small, but mighty band. But each individual counts. Let's get our clearances done so we can march!

Please don't hesitate to contact me if you have any questions.

Best,

Mr. Kevin Weingartner

Director of Bands - Central High School