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Re: Serious question about performances in the pandemic
I am not planning on any performance for the time being. For me, It is more now about the process of learning than the actual performance. We only rehearse outside and in small groups. Instead of band lit like in a normal year, we are playing trios, quintets, etc. and will focus on every student learning a solo for the virtual solo contest. When the weather is bad and we can't rehearse outside, we come inside and have listening assignments where we watch fine ensembles posted online on Youtube etc.
As I've stated to multiple people, this year is not about contests and adding a trophy to the collection, but keeping kids safe, learning to appreciate and love music, and learn a little here and there in the process.