Hello Band Families,
I hope you are all off to a great summer and the students have had some time to relax and recoup after adjusting to online learning. Sorry about the confusion on Friday with the google form, to clarify, it's purpose was for the administration to get an initial look at numbers so we can keep within 25 students in each activity. I will list below how we plan to keep numbers below or at 25 with the band. For the students to participate they will need to fill out the waiver that’s attached and have that ready when they arrive for their first practice, as well as follow the conditions listed in the “Adams 12 Phase 1” document also attached.
Thank you for your patience and flexibility as we navigate through all of the different regulations and guidelines put before us to reopen Horizon and start Marching Band. It’s been difficult to not have the answers all of this time, and we still don’t have all of the answers on how things will look moving forward. What I can say is that I’m very excited we have the opportunity to hold voluntary rehearsals during phase 1, even though it will look very different. The staff’s top priority is keeping the students staying safe and following the new rules to pave a path forward to get our activity functioning again. Personally, this is the longest I’ve been away from making music with others since I was 11 years old, so I am REALLY missing the students, our wonderful Hawk community, and working with the bands.
To highlight a few important things for rehearsal:
The students cannot have equipment for stage 1. We will only be working on marching/movement fundamentals and conditioning in 50 minute sessions.
Coaches, sponsors and students will be required to bring their own hand sanitizer to workouts/meetings as well as their own water bottle. No sharing or using water fountains or other sources of water/fluids/beverages.
All parking must be in the front staff parking lot.
We will have two practice areas, the back junior parking lot field, and the parking lot on the East by the mobiles. Staff is meeting this week to make sure everything is ready and organized for the students when we get started.
Face masks may be worn but are not required due to physical activity.
Students should wear their own appropriate workout clothing (do not share clothing) individual clothing/towels should be washed and cleaned after every workout.
Students will be required to depart the district facilities immediately after their scheduled workouts/meetings.
There will be no access to restrooms, luckily they are only 50 minute sessions to start!
Here is the Summer Rehearsal Schedule:
Phase 1- (50 minute sessions, no equipment)
June 16th 8 am-12 pm
June 18th 8 am-12 pm
Phase 1 Groups and timing:
Students will have 10 minutes in between so that we can safely enter and exit the practice areas without mixing the groups. The next group will not be allowed on the field until the entire last group has cleared out.
Phase 2(Capacity and times TBD)-
June 23rd- 8 am-12 pm
June 30th- 8 am-12 pm
July 7th- 8 am-12 pm
July 9th- 8 am-12 pm
Tentative Band Camp:
August 3rd- August 7th- 8 am-5 pm
August 11th- 3-6 pm (Time Tentative)
August 13th- 3-6 pm (Time Tentative)
Remind (Students and Parents are welcome to join):
Text @hhsmh to 81010 or go to https://www.remind.com/join/hhsmh
As the situation develops and we have more information on Phase 2 we will let you know what that will look like. This is the latest we’ve ever gone into the Summer for Rehearsals so it’s definitely an adjustment, but to set ourselves up for a great season this beginning work is so important!
This current week we will continue the Color Guard and Percussion Zoom Meetings, and the section leaders will do a meeting on Wednesday at 12:00 pm and then they will start working on their communication with their respective sections. You can also find the schedule on our band calendar at HorizonHawksBands.org.
Thanks and please let me know if you have any questions,
Tim DaileyDirector of Bands Horizon High School firstname.lastname@example.org (720) 972-4472