SHS Wind Ensemble Families

Attention SHS Wind Ensemble Families
Posted on 03/31/2021
Musical Notes

March 31, 2021

Attention SHS Wind Ensemble parents:

During this time of school in the hybrid model, students in band class have been playing percussion instruments. We have had a good time making noise, learning advanced counting and trying something new. Beginning after Spring Break, band class will begin the process of playing wind instruments.

Here are some guidelines and information:

     Students will practice using the school-purchased PPE with their instruments on Wednesday, March 31st, and on Monday April 12th. Students will NOT be playing (blowing into instruments) on those days. PPE includes coverings for specific instruments, and masks made specifically for different instruments, etc.

     We will also be using those days to practice the protocol for the room set up which includes where to put instrument cases, seating, etc.

     No instruments will be shared, with the exception of the current practice of percussion equipment, cleaned at the end of every class, etc. (Percussion instruments are played with individual sticks and mallets.)

     Band class will be continuing the 6 foot social distancing.

     Band students are encouraged to take their instrument and music home over spring break in the hope that they begin playing at home. Please encourage your child to get out their instrument over Spring Break and play a bit each day! Alternate arrangements will need to be made to get instruments home if they ride the bus.

     Band students will begin playing on Wednesday, April 14th. We will begin with some basic review, and play fun and engaging Pep Band music.

     If the weather allows, band students may be going outside to play, maintaining social distancing.

I am looking forward to students being able to make music. Thank you for your support during this year, and support of the SHS music program.

The next Sultan Music Parents meeting is on April 13th at 7:00p.m. You are very welcome to join the zoom meeting, see what is going on and ask questions. Please visit the SMPA website, or join their facebook page for the Zoom link.

Thank you, and please let me know if you have any questions.

Jill Sumpter
Sultan High Music and Drama Director
360-793-9861, ext. 2128