This has been posted on Schoology in the marching band group and in each band course:
It has been established that we will not be performing on the field this fall due to a combination of not having a home field (construction not complete until late October), Phase 4 rules, no competitions being held in the state, and now an MHSAA guideline stating that bands are not permitted at high school football games this season.
It is what it is. However - we still may have an opportunity to do some marching PRACTICES and maybe even some instrumental practices for marching band. Things are up in the air right now but I'm working to make things happen if possible.
Other things that I am working for that I want to do:
* Band Camp dance - if permitted, we will still have it
* Band Camp talent show - ditto
* Rookie/Senior events
* learning the new "stretch" from the drum majors
* basics on the field
* parades: Trenton Xmas parade, possible out of town parades
* possible other performances in the fall, winter, or spring
We are put into the position of having to be creative while being safe. It's a different kind of year for us but that doesn't mean that it has to be a 'cancelled' year. We can do other things. Your $150 for being in marching band has already bought you a hat (we need to find a good way to get them to you - they are cool - baseball caps with our band uni logo on them) that will be used as our uniform this year. Since passing out, passing in, and handling of uniforms might be difficult under restrictions, the hat will be yours to keep along with your season t-shirt which has yet to be designed and ordered. More to come on that soon. You have already paid for both. Summer band staff for guard and drumline also has been part of your band fee.
Further use of that $150 will be for the dance (above), transportation to out of town events (if permitted), and possible band staff for practices in the fall or spring.
We are still a living, breathing organization event though it's been on pause for way too long. Now that school is starting up and restrictions are starting to be lifted, more opportunities will present themselves for us to finally get back together. Stay tuned.