Objectively if you look at bands operating across the state, you'll see that small schools have been the most likely to still be playing, rehearsing, forcing everyone face to face, etc. Personally I appreciate they have offered up that we can have our students in their own room for the hotel. Can we operate like this safely? By then? Personally I'm hoping by June we've gotten our shots for teachers at least and I'll feel fairly safe for my and my assistant's sake. 16+ are approved for one of the vaccines already, I don't know that it will make it down to them by then though, so that may very well still be a concern.
As of right now we've probably hit the worst peak of numbers. I suspect there will be another peak post spring break, but hopefully that June one is much less. (Memorial Day/State Solo and Ensemble could cause some increases potentially)
Keep in mind it looks like TSSEC is probably a go based on UIL not cancelling any of their activities thus far. That is way riskier than an all-state clinic/concert in my opinion. I'm assuming the state will put guidance on masks/bell covers during the events. If they can do some decent distancing I won't feel any worse off than we have been in school.
It does feel like this is going to generate some animosity between the groups again to some extent. The attitudes from the cities to the smaller towns though from what I can tell is vastly different right now. ATSSB has listened to its members though who would prefer not to throw in the towel five months from the end of the year if there's any way to give our kids the experience playing with their fellow All-Staters.
Personally I'm appreciative of that stance.