I hope you are having a well deserved and relaxing spring break. We, the officers of MEOBDA, have been in contact to discuss the upcoming 1st & 2nd year honor band and jazz band clinics to be held in April. Recently the State Education Department has decided all public schools will be closed thru April 3rd. If we indeed go back to school on April 6th we feel this doesn’t allow ample time to prepare for this event nor do the students need to miss any further school. I’ve looked at possible dates to reschedule but with testing beginning in April and the uncertainties of our current situation we have decided to cancel this years 1st and 2nd year honor band and jazz band clinics.
I am prepared to mail out patches to all Jazz Members that made the group. Please be on the lookout for the patches to be coming in the mail. If you are a chairperson for this event would you please reach out to your clinician to pass on this information? When you get a chance would you please settle up all balances you may have with MEOBDA. We hope to have all finances squared away before the end of the school year.
While missing at least an extra 2 weeks of school will increase your stress level due to concerts and contests quickly approaching. Please remember we teach this subject to give students an experience. When we return to our classroom remember to not stress about the things we’ve had no control over and enjoy your time with these students building positive experiences. Those experiences and memories will last a lifetime.
I wish you all the best in the weeks to come. If you ever need anything please don’t hesitate reaching out to me. Thanks for all you do.