Live Rehearsal Calendar

COVID-19 continues to spread in the United States and variants are circulating.
Take these steps at rehearsals to protect yourself from the virus .

Important information
Live music rehearsal rules
Interplay between Zoom meetings and Live rehearsals.

Week of Aug 2 (Week B)
FEC = First Evangelical Church

Aug 2
Monday
Aug 3
Tuesday
Aug 4
Wednesday
Aug 5
Thursday
6:00-8:00
All Instruments
FEC
Sign-in

11:00 – 1:00
Novice Classes with Jim
Cavalier Studio
Sign-in
5:00 – 6:00
Strings Orientation
FEC
Sign-in

6:00 – 7:30
Novice Strings
FEC
Sign-in
Postponed
Solo Studio
FEC
Sign-in


6:00-8:00
All Instruments
FEC
Sign-in

August 8 Sunday
Concert #3 @ 6 p.m.
Cottage Grove Evangelical Church
3133 Cottage Grove RD. Akron, OH 44319

Week of August 9
FEC = First Evangelical Church

Aug 9
Monday
Aug 10
Tuesday
Aug 11
Wednesday
Aug 12
Thursday
No classes
or rehearsals
No classes
or rehearsals
No classes
or rehearsals
No classes
or rehearsals
August 14 Saturday
MAPS Concert @ 2:30 p.m.

Week of August 16 (Week A)
FEC = First Evangelical Church

Aug 16
Monday
Aug 17
Tuesday
Aug 18
Wednesday
Aug 19
Thursday
6 – 8 p.m.
All Instrument
FEC
Sign-in
11 – 1 p.m.
Novice Classes with Jim
Cavalier Studio
Sign-in
5 – 6 p.m.
Strings Orientation
FEC
Sign-in

6 – 7:30 p.m.
Novice Strings
FEC
Sign-in
2:30 – 4 p.m.
All Instruments
MAPS Air Museum
Sign-in

Postponed
Solo Studio
FEC
Sign-in

Week of August 23 (Week B)
FEC = First Evangelical Church

Aug 23
Monday
Aug 24
Tuesday
Aug 25
Wednesday
Aug 26
Thursday
6:00-8:00
All Instruments
FEC
Sign-in

11:00 – 1:00
Novice Classes with Jim
Cavalier Studio
Sign-in
5:00 – 6:00
Strings Orientation
FEC
Sign-in

6:00 – 7:30
Novice Strings
FEC
Sign-in
Postponed
Solo Studio
FEC
Sign-in


6:00-8:00
All Instruments
FEC
Sign-in

August 29 Sunday @ 6 p.m.
Concert #5
Johnson United Methodist Church
3409 Johnson RD, Norton, OH 44203

Week of August 30 (Week A)
FEC = First Evangelical Church

Aug 30
Monday
Aug 31
Tuesday
Sep 1
Wednesday
Sep 2
Thursday
No rehearsal 11 – 1 p.m.
Novice Classes with Jim
Cavalier Studio
Sign-in
5 – 6 p.m.
Strings Orientation
FEC
Sign-in

6 – 7:30 p.m.
Novice Strings
FEC
Sign-in
2:30 – 4 p.m.
All Instruments
MAPS Air Museum
Sign-in

Postponed
Solo Studio
FEC
Sign-in

COVID-19 Best Practices (CDC Recent Changes)

If you are not vaccinated you should wear a mask in indoor public places.

* Recommendation for fully vaccinated people to wear a mask in public indoor settings in areas of substantial or high transmission.

* Fully vaccinated people might choose to wear a mask regardless of the level of transmission, particularly if they are immunocompromised or at increased risk for severe disease from COVID-19, or if they have someone in their household who is immunocompromised, at increased risk of severe disease or not fully vaccinated.

* Recommendation for fully vaccinated people who have a known exposure to someone with suspected or confirmed COVID-19 to be tested 3-5 days after exposure, and to wear a mask in public indoor settings for 14 days or until they receive a negative test result.

Put 6 feet of distance between yourself and people who don’t live in your household.

Live Music Rehearsal Rules

  • Always take your temperature before you attend live rehearsals. If you are feeling sick in any way STAY HOME!
  • Always wear a mask and practice safe distancing while approaching and entering the buildings. Never enter until invited. Stay in your car until you hear me whistle! Never join a group of friends in close contact, hugging, shaking hands, or sharing food/drink
  • Always bring your own personal water bottle
  • All brass players should always bring a floor towel
  • Follow entrance and exiting instructions to the letter at any and all facilities
  • Always bring your own disinfected lawn or folding chair and music stand with you. Share these clean personal pieces with no one! Clean them again as soon as you return home.
  • You will be taught a seating plan with specific assigned seating areas in one of five sections. You will be at 12 to 15 feet intervals
  • Always take your instrument in it’s case to your assigned seat. Do not open it or start warming up until instructed to do so
  • Keep your mask on at all times pulling it down only to play if you are a wind player
  • Clean restrooms are to be used one person at a time and only when necessary

Interplay Between Zoom Meetings and Live Rehearsals

The Live rehearsal options do not take the place of, but do augment our Zoom classes and lessons. Over the next months we will all be preparing and studying the same NEW MUSIC in each option.

The Zoom classes will be focused on technique and individual musical improvement.

The Live rehearsals will focus on Ensemble balance, interpretation, and musical performance techniques. We suggest that you take advantage of our webpage activities, our Zoom connections, and our live rehearsals. This great combination of activity will produce excellent musical results.

Important Notes:

Please bring your music for Chorales 2, 6, 7, and “The Star Spangled Banner” to all classes and rehearsals. As new music is distributed other patriotic and 2021 music from your previous folders will be posted. This included all winds, percussion and strings.