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Re: Graduation Band?
I really had a hard time on this one. I was honest with my principal that it would be like running a 5k without having gotten off a couch in three months... I would have made it work, gotten music out via classroom, done everything we could - but there were more concerns that you mention. How could we have a rehearsal? Outside? Our chairs are being spaced 6 feet apart for the grads, and while 3 step spacing is normal in marching season, it's a bit different in concert season. We're a smaller school and usually invite up our varsity JH band kids to join us too to help with numbers. Add in questionable attendance from kids... Let's just say when we made the decision they had concerns about bringing in extra people to check temperatures and everything, and I had all of my own concerns.
I'll play everything through our sound system that I'll still setup. For this year though it just seemed like everything pointed to not bringing the band out. It's not worth potential risk if we have flare ups in the next few weeks before then.