Putting the Band Back Together
It's been over a year that the Arlington Heights Community Concert Band has been silent. We have been here, waiting along with the rest of the world for the right time to reopen, and that time is now.
Starting Wednesday, April 14th, rehearsals are back open. We are taking all necessary precautions to keep the members of the band healthy during rehearsals and things will look a little different for a while. If you're ready and interested to return, here's what you need to know.
- District 214 is overseeing and enforcing the recommended safety protocols.
- You must register for the class before attending rehearsal.
- You must have a face mask to get into the building and must wear the mask at all times. Extra masks can be provided if necessary. Wind instruments will wear a mask with a small slit in it to insert their mouthpiece while performing.
- Wind instrumentalists must put an instrument mask on their bell. Bell masks will be provided if needed.
- Bring your own stand if available. If not, be prepared to wipe down the stands provided by the band.
- At rehearsal, we will practice for no more than 30 minutes at a time between 15 minute breaks to clear the air in the room.
- Percussion will rehearse on stage, wind instruments will be in the theater seating, maintaining at least 6 feet away from all other members.
- Your temperature will be checked before entry is granted into the building.
- If you show symptoms following rehearsal, contact the band president so she can alert the band of possible contact.
There are a lot of rules, but we hope this will allow everyone to stay comfortable and healthy, while allowing us to start making music together once again. Thank you all, and see you soon.
And to the members of our audience, we will let you know when we're performance ready again for our outdoor concert season!