The Kiltie Band is a campus organization recognized by Student Senate and administered by the Office of Student Affairs. Academic credit is not available; the rewards are basically intrinsic.
The following tangible merits however have been established:
- An invitation to the Spring Banquet shall be issued to anyone who has completed one full semester in the band during the school year.
- A CMU letter jacket shall be earned at the conclusion of four complete semesters in the band.
A complete semester is credited to students who:
- Attend 70% of all scheduled rehearsals, and
- Attend 100% of performances unless specifically excused by Mr. Gerlach
Because this is an activity established primarily to provide students an
opportunity to participate in music as an alternative to the rigors and
pressure of their studies, attendance at rehearsals is somewhat lenient
(see above). If you are, due to illness or extreme academic demands,
unable to attend rehearsal, you have a 30% "cushion" to work with. One
hopes band members will not abuse this policy by just "blowing off" a
rehearsal. This in no way adds to the success of the band, rather just the
opposite. In order for a non-credit organization like ours to survive, we
need a strong and mature commitment from the members. Please remember that
the next time you decide not to attend. It shall be the policy of the band
that should you be unable to come to rehearsal you must e-mail Mr. Gerlach
() by 3:30 PM that day.