Whether we are in class, sectionals, games, or a Saturday competition, we are representing the Instrumental Music Program, Villa Park High School, the Orange Unified School District, and the City of Villa Park. It is vital that we maintain a positive code of conduct at all times. You may certainly enjoy yourself while always being polite to and respectful of those around you. Remember that the words “please” and “thank you” will work wonders. All adults should be treated with respect. This includes your directors, parents, volunteers, chaperones, audience, and anyone else we see, whether they know us or not. We always want to leave people with the best possible impression of us–both on and off the field.
Public Displays of Affection (PDA)
This is an interesting topic. Even a kiss on the cheek is inappropriate in public when in uniform. There are better ways (verbal and non-verbal) to show your support and confidence in each other. Handholding should not take place in front of the audience.
At all times, the policies set forth by the OUSD will apply at all Instrumental Music activites both on and off campus; before, during, or after regular school hours. This shouldn’t be necessary, but here are examples of specific behaviours that WILL NOT BE TOLERATED:
• illcit drugs
• behavior deemed to be in poor taste (PDA)
• abusive or threatening language directed toward any staff member or fellow student. Such language is unnecessary and unacceptable at all times.
MAJOR JAY HAS A STRICT TIME CLOCK! BE ON TIME!
CALL TIME IS CALL TIME — ON TIME!
(ON TIME = MEANS READY TO PLAY, NOT WALKING IN THE DOOR!)
KNOW YOUR MUSIC! HAVE YOUR MUSIC!
HAVE YOUR INSTRUMENT!
Heed this friendly warning or else…