Fall 2020 Virtual Band Concert
Due to the restrictions on instrument playing from COVID-19, students took a more creative (and safe) approach to their traditional concert. Students in fifth and sixth grade used more "nontraditional" instruments, focusing on percussion and the melodica, which can be used to teach the concepts of playing a wind instrument (breathing, breath support, tuning, articulation) that will make the transition to other "real" instruments very smooth and easy.
Students in seventh through twelfth grade spent a lot of time playing outdoors during class time, safely distancing from other musicians. They also constructed masks for themselves and their instruments that were based on research studies and findings.
The following pieces were recorded and produced by fifth through twelfth-grade students between October 20 and December 10.
We invite you to explore the virtual concert below by clicking on each band's name. In each tab, you will find their individual pieces.