Vol. 2 | No. 16 | By Cesar Ocoro
Due to the nature of the pandemic, we are unable to provide the same experience to students that we did before. But that doesn’t meant the experience should falter in its quality. With some creative thinking, you can create a similar atmosphere, while thinking of your student’s health.
Throughout the pandemic, we’ve uncovered some useful tools and techniques to keep environments safe. The flagship concept of Social Distancing is ideal in outdoor ensembles like marching bands or even indoor percussion/wind groups, making student safety fairly simple in action. This, followed with “horn-covers” and instrument face masks, you can keep your ensemble safe, given the circumstances.
However in the indoor concert setting, it gets a little trickier. Social distancing isn’t always an option, as there isn’t as much provided space such as an outdoor setting. For concert setting, options such as: negative COVID tests before performances or trips and instrument face masks during rehearsals can ensure the safety of your ensemble throughout the pandemic.
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