To help during this unprecedented time, the Nova Scotia Band Association will access the best research-based ideas as we plan ahead for this fall and winter. What is certain is that we will have to be patient, creative and show perseverance when we return to teaching and directing.
The NSBA is actively engaged in researching and planning protocols for a safe return to ensemble playing and will be in communication with the Department of Health and Wellness/Public Health and the Department of Education and Early Childhood Development.
Our goal is to prepare for the day when we can fully participate in ensemble music-making again.
NSBA Guidance August 2020
Guidance for Community Bands and Honour Ensembles
NSBA Guidance Document Clarification
The NSBA guidance document is intended to inform community band leaders and members in their preparations for a return to music making this fall. This is a living document that will change to reflect the most current research available. An updated version of the NSBA Guidance for Community Bands is included in this email. P
Public school teachers should refer to the Nova Scotia Department of Education Music Guidance document for public school music classroom protocols.
Please note – the use of slit masks in Nova Scotia Public Schools is currently not permitted by the Office of the Chief Medical Officer of Health for Nova Scotia. The DOE document can be found at the following address: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1O90_KMA-IxYN5wfvD-93226UUjK4GhPv/view
Nova Scotia Band Association President Steven Hartlen joins Mainstreet to talk about school bands and music classes and what will happen to them in the upcoming school year.
Preliminary Recommendations from International Performing Arts Aerosol Study Based on Initial Testing Results
International Coalition Performing Arts Aerosol Study
James Weaver (NFHS) and Mark Spede (CBDNA), Chairs
Shelly Miller, University of Colorado Boulder and Jelena Srebric, University of Maryland, Lead Scientists