USBands remains committed to providing an outstanding marching season for all participants. Our ability to provide multiple scenarios for bands in 2020 - 2021 is the mainstay of our organization. All of what we do will be based on the guidance of health professionals, state leadership, and individual school districts. With those things in mind, the timeline remains fluid.
As mentioned in our Director Connector session on April 8th, the USBands team wanted to provide a brief update on the status of the upcoming 2020 marching band season as of the beginning of May.
We are hoping to have guidance from state officials and local administrations by July 1st or August 1st at the very latest. This will allow us to proceed with the full schedule as planned, taking into consideration an expanded Performance Class.
USBands recently announced the Performance Class for bands in the 2020-2021 school year after receiving feedback from schools around the nation which have been impacted by lost fundraising, recruiting, rehearsal time, and potential band camp changes.