Our NEW UHS Band Summer Calendar is based on Monongalia County Schools Guidelines for Summer Band. Please read the MCS Document in its entirety before attending any band activity.
Please note that due to restrictions and limitations on in-person instruction, all regular sessions (Leadership Camp, Freshman/New Student Camp, Basics Camp, Masterclasses, and Day Camp) will be replaced with a mix of virtual instruction and smaller group instruction.
Week 1 (July 6-10) No student interaction. Directors will plan for virtual communication/teaching and prep room(s) for Phase II.
Week 2 (July 13-17) VIRTUAL instruction will be implemented (at least to start) via Google Classroom. Starting with Phase I, much of our work will be done in sections.
Some incoming freshmen/new students will need to use school-owned instruments. We will announce arrangements for getting these instruments ASAP.
Week 3 (July 20-24) We will continue with VIRTUAL instruction, but we will also begin in-person small group instruction (10 or fewer per POD) at UHS. Students will be assigned a POD. Students cannot change PODs so that we can keep accurate records for contact tracing purposes if someone gets sick.
All CDC and MCS guidelines must be followed or students will not be permitted to participate. It is of the utmost importance that we are vigilant in our hygiene and social distancing practices. As per Monongalia County Schools Guidelines, "If a person shows signs and symptoms of COVID-19, anyone who has had contact with that person must quarantine for 14 days."
Mandatory quarantining includes directors, which would at best seriously hinder, and at worst eliminate our ability to rehearse, not to mention the obvious health dangers COVID-19 presents. Therefore, we must ALL do our part.
Because we have a large number of students in the band, and we cannot have groups exceeding 10 students, POD rehearsals must be limited to one hour. A full schedule will follow, but we hope to be able to see each student in person a minimum of once per week.
All students must bring charged Chromebooks to POD rehearsals during Week 3 (the first week of Phase II).
Week 4 (July 27-August 1) Continued VIRTUAL and POD instruction.
Week 5 (August 4-8) Continued VIRTUAL instruction. Larger group instruction TBD.
Week 6 (August 11-15) Continued VIRTUAL instruction. Larger group instruction TBD.
Anyone who has made plans based on the previous calendar should inform us of any conflicts, but continue with their plans. There will be no negative consequences for scheduling issues created by the COVID-19 pandemic.