JULY 1, 2020: UPDATE
SLHS Band Family,
I hope you are all doing well during this interesting time. I, along with other band directors in Lake County, have been monitoring the current pandemic situation to evaluate our processes for the summer and the coming school year. I would prefer to keep open as many doors as long as possible for our band program, while still maintaining a safe environment for everyone.
The current policies available, from national, state, and local officials, governing band rehearsals and other band activities, are too restrictive to hold any band events at this time. There is also concern for the health and well-being of our students, families, and staff. With those things in mind, I have come to the difficult decision to suspend all band activities for this summer. I will be re-evaluating the pandemic situation throughout the rest of the summer, and I will assess the ever-changing guidelines, in order to provide our students with as much of a marching band experience as I can. I, along with some of our staff, will be continuing to design and educate our students as much as we can in the realm of marching-related activities, as well as the other facets of our program, including concert bands, jazz bands, chamber ensembles, and indoor guard.
I am still hopeful that we will be able to perform our marching band show “Altitude” this school year for the public in some way, but we will likely have to employ some unique means to get to that end. At this time, I ask that you continue to support one another and our band, and if you have any questions, please email me. Thank you for support and understanding as I am trying to keep all of our best interest in mind during these difficult times. I am looking forward to the day we will make music together again, and I have no doubt we will come back stronger than ever.
Mr. Ryan Wright, Director of Bands
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