I wanted to give everyone an update on our updated COVID-19 plan of attack.
We have taken every precaution and even added in some extra steps for added safety and we have been very lucky so far that there has been no outbreak within the school BUT with the quick rise in cases , the heavy burden on the local hospitals and the expected post Thanksgiving surge that we assume will happen we are going to tighten up our measures.
ADULT BAND CAMP- We are going to stop our Adult Band Camp rehearsals immediately. Everyone in Adult Camp has been great about the rules and have all worn masks at all times but we are going to hit the pause button on the program until we flatten the curve again.
KIDS BAND PROGRAM - The kids bands are going to record their songs to video next week so that we can run their show completely online. We are taking every step possible to ensure their safety on the filming days. There will be very few people in the building and we will be filming the bands one at a time.
After those 3 days of filming we are , for the first time ever , going to pause the band program. We are hoping to pause for 4 to 6 weeks with the dream of getting past the possible Holiday spikes that we anticipate. We will still be planning out the next Band round for songs and including the kids who were planning on joining a band for the next round and the second it is safe again we will hit the ground running!
All lessons will stay intact for the moment. As of right now almost 75% of our lessons are online and we are only doing a handful of "In person" lessons .
The in person lessons do have extra precautions in place and we are keeping under 10 people in the building at a time which is way below even the new and more strict Philadelphia capacity limits . With that being said you are still more than welcome to switch your in person lessons to online, that is no problem , just give me a text.
While we are worried for our business during this horrendous virus and this most recent spike , we are more concerned about our Rock School family and their families. We hope that our measures help our little community to flatten the curve as opposed to continuing the spread.
Thank you to everyone for all of your continued love and support !