Week of July 6th-10th
It is our hope that you and your families are keeping healthy! Last week we took the first steps towards resuming in-person instruction as our Cadet Guard and High School Guard hosted their first set of in-person rehearsals. We were incredibly uplifted by the support of our guard parents and students who helped ensure the safety of our members by following all safety protocols. It takes a few extra steps and a little bit of patience, but together we can continue to provide a safe rehearsal atmosphere for all members of the Hays Band program.
We understand that there are several questions regarding what school and band will look like this upcoming school year. As of now, we are still awaiting official guidance from both TEA and Hays CISD. UIL released guidelines at the conclusion of May permitting athletics and bands to return to campus, following specific guidelines and safety protocols. We have currently adopted a hybrid of both UIL and district guidelines that have allowed us to operate throughout the summer.
As of today, we continue to move ahead as originally planned with our band check-in day on Saturday, July 18th and summer band officially kicking off on July 27th. Official times will be released in the near future as we work to develop the best possible functionality and flow of these events. Should adjustments need to be made to these dates, we will notify our parents and students as soon as possible. Again, we can't thank our community enough for their ongoing support and flexibility.