Rialto Youth Jazz Orchestra Policies & Resources
Members of RYJO are expected to attend and be prepared for all rehearsals. However, we understand that life happens, and perfect attendance isn’t always possible. As such, we are enacting the following attendance policy for the year:
Freshman – Juniors: Students are allowed four (4) absences per year. Excuses are not required, but please notify Dr. Vernick, Amy Reid, and your combo instructor beforehand. Please refer to the Handbook for contact information.
Seniors: With the understanding that seniors may have college auditions and trips, senior students are allowed six (6) absences per year. Excuses are not required, but please notify Dr. Vernick, Amy Reid, and your combo instructor beforehand. Please refer to the Handbook for contact information.
Georgia State University operates or hosts a variety of camps, clinics, after-school programs, classes, and activities that bring predominantly non-student minors onto campus, such as this event. The University considers the safety and well-being of these non-student minors while on campus immensely important. Accordingly, this program adheres to the Programs Serving Non-Student Minors Policy (“Policy”) operational standards for the activities described, in compliance with the Board of Regents of the University System of Georgia Policy 12.9 (“Programs Serving Minors”).
Students will be issued Panther IDs to allow them access to the Jazz Suite in the Rialto Center. Students are responsible for knowing the location of their ID at all times. Contact the Community Music Programs office directly for lost IDs. Students needing a replacement ID will be charged a $10 replacement fee.
Members of RYJO are expected to be on time and be prepared for all rehearsals to the best of their ability. In both Big Band and Combos, your fellow members rely on you to be prepared each week in order to improve as a unit. Students who are chronically under-prepared may be moved to a different group or part. Please practice to ensure that this does not occur.
Concert attire applies for all events when the group is billed as part of “Rialto Youth Jazz Orchestra”:
- RYJO Polo (long sleeve in winter, short sleeve in summer)
- Black pants (no shorts)
- Black socks
- Black shoes