Marching Band News

Activity Plan JWHS Bands Marching Band March/April 2021 Beginning the Week of March 1, 2021, the bands will begin combined rehearsals. All rehearsals will take place on TUESDAY and THURSDAY afternoons in the Band Rehearsal Area in the Student Parking Lot.. Check-in will begin at 2:45 PM with rehearsals beginning at 3:00 PM. Dismissal will happen at 5:00 PM All students are expected to be responsible for their own equipment, accessories, instruments, etc. Anything students will require for outdoor rehearsals is the responsibility of the individual student. Students are responsible for moving their own instruments to and from rehearsals each day. Students are not to share equipment at any time. If pieces of equipment are needed, the director needs to be informed so that said equipment can be obtained. All students are expected to care and maintain their instruments, whether they are personal instruments or property of James Wood HS. Students will do all sanitization of instruments at the conclusion of each rehearsal. Materials will be provided by James Wood HS. Rehearsals will be set up in three 30 minute blocks with a 10 minute break in between each session. -Session #1 3:00 PM – 3:30 PM -Session #2 3:40 PM – 4:10 PM -Session #3 4:20 PM – 4:50 PM -5:00 PM Dismissal Sanitization of each area will occur during the transitional time between each session. Students not present in school on the day of each rehearsal or students that are virtual students will enter the building at the main office for temperature checks before proceeding to the band room. A log of participating students will be kept and submitted to the Activity Director’s Office on the morning following each rehearsal day. This log will be located in the band room and each student will verify with the director beginning at check-in prior to rehearsal beginning. ALL PROTOCOLS and EXPECTATIONS for the classroom will be followed for every rehearsal.—- Social Distancing as in the classroom will be followed. All students are expected to wear masks and use their bell covers for each rehearsal. No sharing of equipment will be permitted. All percussionists MUST WEAR GLOVES during rehearsal times. All rehearsals will begin and end promptly at the assignment times. Students will have rides available at the conclusion of the rehearsal session. The number of students expected in each rehearsal each day. ● Approximately 60 students.