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ELIGIBILITY

Any person who desires to become a member of the Saint Paul Police Band Association must meet the following requirements:

 

Applicant must be at least 18 years of age or be accompanied by a parent or guardian to events.

 

Applicant must not have a felony conviction record.

 

Applicant must not have a gross misdemeanor or misdemeanor conviction (excluding minor traffic violations) record in the last five years.

 

Applicant must have a musical ability reflecting a distinct attitude towards professional competence.

 

Applicant must be able to adequately sight read music.

 

Applicant must have the necessary competence on his or her instrument to perform satisfactorily and have the ability to play in tune (at the proper pitch), the technical ability to handle the instrument, to be able to interpret the music correctly, to play the instrument in proper rhythm and to produce a clear and unrestricted tone from the instrument.

 

Applicant must be in good health to participate in the marching band.

 

If health conditions exist that could preclude the applicant from marching, written authorization will be required from the applicants physician to allow the applicant to participate in the marching band.

 

Any member, whether a police officer or not, who has been accepted as a member of the Saint Paul Police Band by the Board of Directors and the Police Department, must maintain a minimum level of participation as defined by the Constitution and Bylaws.

 

Applicant must have a valid drivers license or state identification card.

 

The member must recognize that (s)he is representing the City of Saint Paul, the Saint Paul Police Department and the Saint Paul Police Band Association when in uniform. The same high quality of standards required of a police officer are demanded of the member. When appearances are made in the various communities, the Band and its individual members represent the City and Department, whether in uniform or not. It is, therefore, the members responsibility to act accordingly to the high standards that have been set by the City and the Department.

 

Volunteer recognition occurs at the end of the year and is based on attendance.