Just wanted to pass along some information about Marching Band. We will be having Marching Band Camp this coming week. Camp will be 8:00-noon, Monday, August 17, through Friday, August 21. This camp will be for all band students including the freshman class. Most of our time will be spent on music, so all students can be involved.
Because of the numerous changes that have occurred due to our unique situation this year, we have decided to not share much about our season until we had as much information as we could before Camp. Here is what we know now. Football will be having a fall season, but for everyone’s safety, the games are being limited to the football players and their immediate family. That means that we will not be performing at the Friday night football games. The state Marching Band competition has been cancelled for 2020. Because of this, most of the local competitions have been cancelled or postponed. With this and bus transportation being very difficult right now, we have decided to not attend any marching band competitions this season. We know that this is not what many of you wanted to hear, especially the Seniors, but unfortunately, those are the cards we have been dealt.
So, what are we going to do this year. Well…….we would like to keep that a secret until Monday. All music will be handed out at Camp. We are going to have Marching Band, but it will be a little different for Chippewa Falls High School. If you have read the school district’s plan for reopening school, band will be outside as much as possible, so we might as well have Marching Band. We guarantee that the students will have fun and we think that it will be something that many of the students have wanted to do for a while.
For Camp, we are going to follow the same guidelines as we did in our rehearsals in July. We are including a copy of the guidelines in this email. Some of the things that we would like to remind everyone of is:
All students and instructors must wear a mask
Please stay in your vehicle until Camp starts
Keep instrument cases in your vehicle
Please follow social distancing policies
Fill your water bottles at home
Students may use the restrooms in the Stadium
If you have any questions, please contact us. You can also check the CFHS band website for answers. It will be a fun week! Looking forward to seeing all of you again.
Marching Band Guidelines
CFHS Band website
Reopening Our Schools document
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