July update from Dr. Wilke
Apologies to those who receive a second copy of this e-mail due to the posting on website as well.
James Logan Band 2020:
Due to the Covid 19 pandemic, the uncertainty of traditional activities in the fall, and most importantly for the safety of marching students, their families, directors and fans, the James Logan Band and Color Guard will be temporarily suspending summer camp activities as we have known them in the past.
Percussion and Color Guard members will participate with in-person summer rehearsals practicing social distancing and safety protocols that have been approved by the Alameda County Health Department. Members will be directly communicated with by their respective instructors for information about safety protocols, dates, times and locations for rehearsals.
Wind players will be receiving information about the start of the school year as soon as they become available. Wind players should not plan for any summer activities at this time.
Our priorities are navigating our current conditions while ensuring your student’s safety and providing for a high quality educational experience for our students. We are currently in the planning stages to design and implement learning activities that will continue to enrich our students and our community. We are utilizing the guidance from multiple sources in order to make the most informed decisions about how to move forward. California School Boards Association (CSBA) has published the “Core Principles for Resuming Instruction”. It centers around providing for Health and Safety, Funding and Resources, Adaptable Quality Teaching and Learning and Flexibility while providing equitable support for all students when making these decisions. This resource will help to guide our next steps.
While this school year will certainly look like no other, we are committed to providing our students with an exemplary program and are looking forward to our next steps in our evolution together. We will be looking for new and innovative ways to keep students involved in pageantry activities, including the possibility of a virtual marching show. More details will follow in the weeks ahead.
The world needs the arts more than ever. We will get through this challenging time together and emerge stronger on the other side!! Please stay safe and healthy!
Adam R. Wilke, D.M.A.
Director of Bands
James Logan High School
(510)471-2520 ext. 60216
California Music Educators Association