I hope everyone is well and that you are enjoying the sunshine and warm temperatures!
As we move into the next stage of reopening, we have been allowed to have limited access to our classrooms. We have cleaned out the lockers and, as you know, students will be allowed to pick up their belongings next week. I was also able to do an inventory last week of all of the instruments that were left in the band room before March Break. With regard to returning items, please note the following:
Students in grade 7 and grade 8 are asked to please KEEP their instruments, book, and band vests for the summer.
Grade 9 students are asked to please RETURN instruments, books, and band vests when they come in to pick up their belongings next week. It would be helpful if each of these items could be labeled with the student’s name if possible. Masking tape works well and is easily removed!
I will be in the lobby area to receive the grade 9 items. I can also retrieve an instrument from the band room for any grade 7 or 8 student whose instrument was left at school, but who would like to practice this summer.
For any student who may have been planning to attend the summer band camp, please note that the decision has been made by the organizing committee to cancel the camp for this year due to the necessary restrictions as a result of COVID-19, and because the safety of all students and staff must be paramount.
I’ve had a few questions about percussion auditions. Auditions for grade 8 percussion spots will tentatively be held in the fall. I will provide more details when we get back to school.
Thank you, and please send an e-mail (firstname.lastname@example.org) if you have any questions!