Band Students and Parents,
This email has an update regarding our camp in August and fall season. Due to LCPS pushing back the start of the school year, the school board voting on distance learning, VBODA cancelling state assessment, VMBC not sponsoring fall marching band competitions and VHSL voting on their condensed athletic calendar for the 2020-2021 school year, marching band will be moving to the spring.
Any events that were planned or were being planned in August or the fall are cancelled. I apologize for the email being sent out this late in July, however I received an email within the hour with the latest update. While the latest information and cancellation of events in August and the fall is tough to deliver, I am optimistic that we will be able to hold a shortened marching band season that will take place within the “fall” VHSL athletic window. This will allow students to participate in marching band without having spring or winter athletic conflicts. Information will be made available as we progress through the fall.
If you have any questions, please let me know. I hope you have a safe and healthy August and I am looking forward to the start of our school year in September!
Eric Blanks, M.MEd.
Band Director, Broad Run High School