Des Moines Public Schools Band Guidelines


  • Participation at sectionals, rehearsals, and performances is required and will be integrated into the student’s grade in accordance with the Grading Guidelines in Music.
  • A schedule of activities and events will be provided to students and parents.  Updated schedules will be provided as needed.
  • Regularly scheduled sectionals, rehearsals and concerts are curricular and have no academic eligibility requirements, provided they are on campus and do not charge admission.
  • In addition to local performances, special performance ensembles may take numerous other appearances during the year.
  • Performance courses in band involve outside of school performances and may include possible rehearsals.