Plainville Wind Ensemble and Toys for Tots
“Stuff the Truck” on November 15th

The COVID-19 pandemic has halted the music of the Plainville Wind Ensemble.  Although the goal of our group was to return to full ensemble rehearsals and the 2019/2020 concert schedule, unfortunately for safety and health reasons we are still in a holding pattern. Sadly, this is the first time our annual Veterans Concert has been cancelled since its beginning in 2005.The collection of donated new toys for the Marines “Toys for Tots” program has been a long standing tradition at the Veterans’ Concert.  Especially this year with so many families in need ,toys are needed more than ever. We will hold a drive through/drop off to help with the Marines’ “Stuff the Truck” program at Plainville High School, 47 Robert Holcomb Way, on November 15thfrom 1pm to 3pm. Volunteers and those dropping off toys are to wear their mask.
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The COVID-19 pandemic has presented many complex challenges to the operation of the Plainville Wind Ensemble.  Throughout this challenging time, the Board of Directors has met regularly to determine the best course of action to both fulfil our mission as well as ensure the safety of our members.  As the Governor implements reopening phases for Connecticut, it is appropriate to consider this guidance for the safe return to our musical activities. The Board must carefully evaluate all decisions while navigating these uncharted waters.  Whatever accommodations become necessary, the goal must be to return to full ensemble rehearsals and our concert schedule once health and safety permit.

The science behind the care and protection of the general public during this pandemic as well as the opinions of medical professionals are still evolving. The situation is fluid and we realize circumstances change day to day. Several research projects are now being conducted to study COVID-19 and the performing arts. They include the study of aerosol projection of particles while playing and singing, surface retention of contaminants, appropriate methods for disinfecting instruments and surfaces, and the control of projected air. We hope these studies will provide concrete information and guidelines in the near future. Meanwhile, we must be vigilant, apply what we DO know and reevaluate all procedures as we move toward resuming our musical activities.


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