"If people are good only because they fear punishment, and hope for reward, then we are a sorry lot indeed."
Rule No.1 Be Respectful
- To teacher or substitute teacher
- To each other - No Putdowns or use of harsh language at any time
- To other peoples property, including instruments
- To all school instruments and room
- With everything you do, ask yourself "am I doing the right thing?"
- Always do the right thing!
Class Procedures: Every procedure has safety in mind. Every rule and procedure is based only on safety.
HEED THIS WARNING WELL: THERE ARE THINGS IN THE STRINGS ROOM THAT CAN HURT YOU AND, EVEN SEND YOU OR SOMEONE ELSE TO THE HOSPITAL, OR COMPLETELY DESTROY AN INSTRUMENT! IF YOU DO NOT OBSERVE EVERY SAFETY PROCEDURE, NOT ONLY WILL YOU BE WRITTEN UP, BUT YOU MAY ALSO HAVE PLAYING PRIVILEGES REVOKED!!!
- Always enter the classroom, quietly. (Wait and listen for instructions)
- If there is a sub, do EXACTLY what they ask!
- Always walk to your instrument.
- Always walk with your instrument.
- Always hold your instrument or set it in a case. - Never on a chair and NEVER on a music stand.
- Cellos and Basses, before you move, look around you to check and see that you will not accidentally hit someone with your instrument.
- Cellos and Bass - Be aware of your end pin at all times. When not in use, secure your end pin back in the instrument
- Cellos and Bass - Never move quickly around your instrument, or try to step over your instrument! (Slow down). You/Your Parents will be financially responsible for its repair! - It only takes a second to be careful, or completely careless.
- Cellos and Bass- Secure your endpin when it is time to put your instrument away. NEVER MOVE YOUR INSTRUMENT WITH YOUR END PIN OUT!!! HIGH PROBABILITY OF STABBING SOMEONE OR YOURSELF!!!
- When putting your instrument away, please walk to your instrument case. Be 100% sure that the instrument is completely secure in your case/holder/ or cage.
- Always walk to the storage room to put your instrument away.
- Incase of a fire drill or other emergency that would require to evacuate the room, always leave your instrument beside your chair, and exit out the side door, closest to the side exit, out to the field.