All non-cohorted music ensembles at PMSS that are too large to fit in the band room will be taught in the Multipurpose Room (cafeteria/theatre) – this will provide us with TONS of space for physical distancing as required to make music safely.
The BC CDC considers band and choir classes to be SAFE activities (with protocols in place – as we must have protocols in place for all of our school classes in our “new normal”). The CDC also acknowledges that band and choir classes are good for students’ emotional health by providing them with a community of peers who work together as a team to collectively make art. More information is available on the CDC website for school settings (scroll down to activities): CLICK HERE.
ALSO there is a GREAT article published by the Globe and Mail which outlines how the CDC’s guidance for making music safely came to be throughout the summer. Parents/guardians and students can rest assured that a dedicated team of doctors, health officials, and educators have been working hard for months to ensure a safe return to making music. You can read the article by clicking on the photo below: