All school rules apply to CPAC and the classrooms within it. These rules can be found in your student handbook. This includes the CCPS Dress Code.

    The rules that follow are specific for the Band room:

    1. Only music students are allowed in the music rooms.
    2. There will be absolutely no eating, drinking (except for water), or chewing gum in the music rooms or practice rooms.
    3. Respect your environment, pick up after yourself.
    4. Cell phones are prohibited from rehearsal and class.
    5. Never leave money, or valuables in the music rooms. Keep these items with you, or locked in your instrument storage locker during class. Mr. Bunnens and Charlotte High School are NOT RESPONSIBLE for any lost or stolen items. Items found in inappropriate places will be sent to lost-and-found.
    6. All instruments when not in use are to be stored in the instrument storage lockers, in their cases! Only exception are tubas and percussion. No instruments should ever be left on the floor.
    7. PERCUSSION INSTRUMENTS ARE TO BE USED BY PERCUSSIONISTS ONLY! All percussion equipment will be stored with cases on at the end of the day.
    8. Only enter the director’s office after knocking and receiving approval to enter. The door should always be locked, but if the director is not in the room:
      1. You should not be there
      2. You should not enter the director’s office.
    9. There is a time and place for everything – public displays of affection are strictly prohibited during any musical event, including class time and after school rehearsals.
    10. Report all acts of vandalism immediately.
    11. The dry erase board is for official use only. Do not write on it unless given permission by the director.


     In addition to classroom rules, there are specific rules for every rehearsal we have. These rules will help the rehearsals be more productive.

     The following procedures are used in the best music programs in the world, and will be the foundation for how we approach a music rehearsal.

    1. Members should have all the following items at all rehearsals: Instrument (if applicable), music, drill charts (if applicable), pencil, extra reeds, valve oil, mutes, mallets, etc.
    2. When the tardy bell rings or ensemble is called to attention, a student is considered tardy if not in place and ready to perform! All tardies are unexcused unless properly documented.
    3. The class agenda (schedule) will be on the front board. Please have all the required music or texts ready at the beginning of class before the director steps on the podium.
    4. When the director or student leader steps on the podium, all activities must cease! Your full attention must be given to that person and nothing should be allowed to distract you. Be quiet, listen, and watch. There is no talking, even if it deals with the music or task at hand. You must be silent when someone is addressing your ensemble. Afterwards, raise your hand to ask a question.
    5. Do not leave your seat unless given permission to do so.
    6. Eating and drinking (besides water) are prohibited during any rehearsal or appearance by a CHS musical ensemble.
    7. If your instrument is being serviced (i.e. getting repaired) you must supply a repair tag with the date. You will risk losing points during rehearsals if you do not supply this.