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.