USE THIS FORM WITH CARE, KEEPING IN MIND THE NVYO AGREEMENT YOU SIGNED., Every player is essential to the functioning of the whole. Even one player’s absence is felt, and throws off the balance of the sections. Please check ALL schedules at the start of the year so that there will be no surprises, and let us know as much in advance as possible should you need to miss rehearsal. In case of illness or emergency, please submit the form as soon as you know you will not be at rehearsal. . You may not miss a dress rehearsal or a concert. If there are special circumstances that might make such an absence unavoidable, please notify the conductor at least 30 days in advance so he or she can plan for your replacement.