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Re: Band Jacket Requirements
I want to see as many band letter jackets walking the halls as possible, so I keep it simple! Students automatically earn their jacket at the beginning of their junior year. I don't tie it to eligibility for two reasons-- even good students make mistakes once in a while, and if eligibility is a constant problem, chances are they won't be in band their junior year.
Students can earn their jacket early by earning a spot in an All-Region band or earning a Div I at Solo-Ensemble (even on a class 3). Since implementing this policy, I've seen an increase in freshmen and sophomores participating in All-Region and S&E.
In your band lettering policy, do you require ineligible students to complete the entire year of required events the following year, or just complete the one they were unable to attend?