Respectfully, people die every day from more than this virus.
People are worried about things they feel they can control and that they're invested in (their profession/career) rather than the things we can't.
Just saying "it's just band" is all well and good, but completely devalues the stresses those people who truly care about this profession are feeling.
If you don't value honor band, marching band, beginner numbers - fine - but some people seek solace in work, just as some seek solace in family. Don't devalue or demean their forms of "therapy" just because they aren't yours.
Good luck to you.
Our little band program isn't all that important right now. Not even two years from now this whole thing will merely be a bump in the road as far as band is concerned.
I really feel sorry for the band directors that are stressed about their program at a time like this.
You will have a job.
There will be a band for kids to participate in.
You will be able to put kids on the field and make pretty little pictures while playing their horn and then take up too many Saturdays in the fall trying to see if your pretty little picture-making band is better that the other little pretty picture-making bands.
You might have to turn in an Honor Band recording that ONLY YOU prepared because you lost the days that were supposed to be for the guy to come in and show you how it goes.
Your beginner number will be fine next year. Be creative and figure out a way to test them in the evenings during summer band if we don't go back at all.
IT IS JUST BAND. People are dying and we're worried about this silly thing that we chose to do.
It'll be fine.
What do you guys thing about all the mess thatís still going on and how it will affect your program?