Alabama Winds – Member Attendance Policy

With an ensemble such as Alabama Winds, rehearsing only few hours each month, the most critical component for the success of the ensemble is having all members present at every rehearsal. As such, all members of Alabama Winds are expected to be present at all rehearsals, on time and have their music prepared for rehearsal. The rehearsal dates and concert dates are announced months in advance so that members have adequate time to resolve their schedule of conflicts. Rehearsals are standardly on the third Sunday of each month. If a situation arises where a member will not be able to attend a rehearsal, the member will complete the Absence/Tardy Form. Each situation will be reviewed on a case-by-case basis. Please note that prompt attendance and participation at all rehearsals are expected of each member. Excessive absences and/or tardies as well as being unprepared for rehearsals will affect membership status, resulting in potential removal from the membership and performance roster.

Absence/Tardy Forms should be completed and submitted at least 30 days in advance. Any form submitted less than 30 days in advance is subject to not be approved. If you cannot attend a performance or need to withdraw from Alabama Winds (either temporarily or permanently), please indicate this in the message field.

Social media messages, personal emails, text messages or phone calls should not be used in reporting absences or for withdrawing from Alabama Winds.

Absence/Tardy Form – CLICK HERE to Submit


Fall 2022 Schedule

Fall Rehearsals at Thompson High School Band Room
August 28, 2-5pm
September 18, 2-5pm
October 16, 2-5pm
November 20, 2-5pm
Sounds of the Season
Rehearsal, 12/11, 12:30pm
Concert, December 11, 3pm at Thompson PAC

Spring 2023 Schedule

Spring Rehearsals at Thompson High School Band Room
January 15, 2-5pm
Saturday, January 21, UTC Honor Band Concert, Chattanooga

February 26, 2-5pm
March 19, 2-5pm
April 16, 2-5pm
May 21, Spring Concert, 3pm (Dress rehearsal 12:30pm)

*Additional performances outside of December and May concerts*
All rehearsals are held at Thompson High School (unless otherwise announced)