Our first priority is to protect our band students and their families. We need to be smart about how we approach the reopening of school and practice and follow the guidelines and not take chances. The Band Staff at Grandview will strictly enforce the guidelines- NO EXCEPTIONS. Please understand these Guidelines are set by UIL, TEA, State and local Government and Grandview ISD but they are very fluid and can (most likely will) change as more is learned about how best to deal with Covid-19
Know the Symptoms
Every band member needs to know the COVID-19 symptoms by heart - you are our first and best defense. (Copied from the UIL Requirements) Any student, teacher, or staff member living with someone who experiences any of the symptoms of COVID-19, whether they have a positive COVID-19 test or not, should self-isolate until they have negative test.
COVID-19 Symptoms for Screening.
Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
Chills or repeated shaking with chills
Headache or sore throat
Loss of taste or smell
** Feeling feverish or a measured temperature greater than or equal to 100.0 degrees Fahrenheit
**Known close contact with a person who is lab confirmed to have COVID-19
**If a student suspects they have COVID-19, but it turns out they don’t, they will have to have a Doctor’s release before returning to practice
**Any student or staff member who lives with someone that has symptoms of COVID, tested or not, should self-isolate for two weeks or until they have a negative test.
If you have any of these symptoms STAY HOME!
By UIL Guidelines we will take, and record attendance at each practice. Rehearsals are not mandatory, but highly recommended so we can make up for lost time.
· Students will NOT be allowed to keep clothes – shoes- personal items in the band hall. Students need to come dressed ready to go, students should plan not to enter the band hall.
· Students will not be allowed to “hang out” before or after practice- student must leave immediately when dismissed.
· Use hand sanitizer frequently
· Bring your own water to practice and take your containers home after each session, NO Shared water.
· Students will not be allowed in the building or areas that they are not assigned to.
· All shared equipment will be disinfested before and after each practice.
· Six foot social distancing guidelines will be maintained at all times. 99% of our rehearsal time will be outdoors, but spacing will be closely monitored. We will maintain a line-split-line spacing (7 ½ foot spacing).
· Students must wait in car until practice time.
Starting Monday June 22 and every Monday until school starts. Only on Mondays
We will have a band parent outside each entrance to monitor student’s arrivals and their leaving. Students should avoid entering the building at any time, take your instruments home.
Trumpets and Horns- Home base- High School Band Hall
Practice 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm, visitor side, east end sitting 10 feet apart sitting on a dot. Students should park in the junior high parking lot near the High school, or be dropped outside the HS Band Hall
Flutes, clarinets, and alto saxophones- home base- Junior High Band HALL, students should park near the JH band hall in the JH parking lot or be dropped off at the JH Band Hall.
Practice 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm, home side sitting 10 feet apart, on the end where band usually sits during games.
Low Brass- Home base- High School band hall
Practice 6:45 pm to 8:45 pm, visitor side, score board end (west end) sitting 10 feet apart on a dot.
Low Reeds- home base Junior High Band Hall
Practice 6:45 pm to 8:45 pm, home side, score board end, sitting 10 feet apart on a dot. Students should park by the Junior High parking lot.
Color Guard- home base the old elementary gym - students should park or be dropped off by the gym.
Practice 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm on the football field side “B” 15 feet apart, using 5 yard lines as markers.
Percussion- high school band hall
Practice 3:00 pm to 5:00 pm, parking lot outside the band hall. Students should park in the JH parking lot. Keyboards and equipment will be sanitized before and after each practice.
Color Guard/ Percussion Camp
June 17, 18, 19; 4:30 pm to 8:30 pm
Percussion High School band hall, mallets in the main band hall, battery in the parking lot.