NEW COVID-19 BAND REQUIREMENTS!
Updated: Jul 16, 2020
Please read carefully through the following rules and requirements:
FIRST DAY OF BAND CAMP:
Students should report immediately to the band field for a meeting with the director at 8:00 AM on July 27th. We will go over rules, introductions, etc. before entering the school. You will also meet your team leaders (teams listed below) and will go over procedures.
You will be required to bring and wear a mask in any situation where you are within 6 feet of each other, or when not playing an instrument.
Students will be provided with a small bottle of hand sanitizer, please use as necessary.
During outside rehearsal, all students should stay 6 feet or more apart, Sharing of water bottles is prohibited. Students may not share refillable coolers, and water refills will NOT be provided. All students should bring one or more large water containers for themselves. Disposable plastic bottles will no longer be allowed as they can cause disease to spread when left in the band room.
During sectionals, all students must have their own flip folder and music. Music stands will not be available for use in the hallway unless you bring your own. Full ensemble rehearsals will only be performed outdoors. All students are prohibited from touching percussion equipment unless it is your own marching instrument. Students may not share stands or flip folders. Students may no longer hang out in practice rooms. Social distancing is to be maintained even during breaks.
All instruments must be kept clean. Water valves may not be emptied onto the band room floor. Students are prohibited from sharing instruments.
The band room will have designated standing spots drawn on the floor in tape. Please use these spots for easier social distancing.
In accordance with school and AHSAA guidelines, all students will be assigned to teams, which are posted below. Each team will have a coach/leader and ALL students are to check in with that coach before practice each day to have your temperature tested. If a student is tested with a high temperature of 100+, they will be required to be tested for COVID-19. If the results are positive, then they and the rest of their team will not be allowed to return to practice or school for two weeks. If your team leader is not present, then you will report to Mr. Ardovino.
Mary Beth Mitchell
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I apologize for any difficulties or confusions that these new rules may cause and I understand that band will be very different than in the past. However, these rules are absolutely necessary for us to have a healthy, safe, and successful year. If you cannot comply with these rules, you will not be allowed to participate in band.