As we transition back to in-person learning, there will be some changes to band in an effort to rehearse as safely as possible and continue to slow the spread of COVID-19.
All members of the band (with the exception of flutes and percussion who will wear normal masks) will be required to wear musician masks that allow students to play their instrument while still wearing a mask. These masks will be purchased through the band office for $5, payable to P-T Band (50% of the original price). If students have money in their student account, they may use those funds to pay for their new mask. These masks will need to be washed on a regular basis. Again, these masks will be a requirement for all students (with the exception of flutes and percussion).
If a student should misplace their mask, they will have to purchase a new one for the full price of $10.
Information regarding these masks can be found here:
Students that choose the Distance Learning option will be expected to attend band rehearsal via Google Meet every day and submit playing assignments. This will hopefully allow them to have a bit of social interaction and allow them to continue to participate in band even if it is through a Distant Learning model.
I hope you are well. If you have any questions or concerns, please let us know. Thank you.