BAND and COVID-19

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We take the health and safety of our students, staff, families and community very seriously.  With this in mind, we have instituted several precautionary measures. 

 

  • Our bandroom will be highly ventilated throughout the day and will be cleaned after each class.

We will practice social distancing in all rehearsals.

  • Band members will be encouraged to clean their instrument regularly.

  • All school and district protocols will be followed throughout each class period.

As you are all aware, band programs have been effected by the COVID-19 virus and our program is actively planning on making the best of the situation presented. As John Lennon of the Beatles once said, "Life is what happens when you are busy making other plans." 

 

Here are some items to help students properly maintain their instruments as well as prepare for practicing on their own for an extended period:

 

  • TAKE YOUR INSTRUMENT HOME REGULARLY. Be sure to take assigned music as well.  If you are forward thinking, additional music can be provided for you.  JUST ASK!  We would like to continue preparation for all concerts and activities in the event that we are able to perform.

  • CLEAN YOUR INSTRUMENT PROPERLY using only proper cleaning products. In class we will discuss proper methods for taking care of your instruments after practicing. Be sure to only use products that will not harm your instrument in any way. If you have specific questions, do not hesitate to ask.

 

  • Be sure to keep your home practice area clean. Wipe down doorknobs, chairs, stands, mutes, and any other items used for practice. After practicing, wash your hands. Last, a small amount of disinfectant spray can be used in your case (be sure your instrument is NOT in the case.  Let your case and instrument dry after cleaning.

 

  • FIND TIME EACH AND EVERY DAY TO PRACTICE.​ Schedule your practice time as you would to schedule time to complete academic assignments. Plan your practice time to aid you in your other studies. Have your instrument in a visible location - it wants and needs the attention!  It wants to be played!