Hope everyone is enjoying the summer and staying safe. While the final details of what the opening of school looks like in August is still being determined by the district, LA County of Public Health, and the State, there was an announcement by the Western Band Association, our marching circuit.

With lots of input from the directors in the association and looking at the current climate, WBA has decided to cancel all of their fall marching season events. While that brings great sadness to me, I think it’s the right decision at this time to keep everyone safe. However, we will continue to pursue our musicality and musicianship in spite of the cancellation.

What does this mean for the fall Mr. Stone?!? (I know that’s the next question.)

I have been thinking a lot about this and we will, with staff help, come up with a plan to incorporate some of our marching skills we’ve been honing in all summer and continue to build our musical abilities as well. However, we are going to put our current proposed fall show Diamonds on hold and try it again for next year when we can give it the proper treatment it deserves.

Please stay tuned for more posts in the coming weeks as more information about the fall comes about. We will still have band in the fall no matter how we start. Music is the thing we need in these crazy times.