It is with great sadness that I announce that our planned trip to the Portland Junior Rose Festival Parade this year is cancelled. The Rose Festival Committee is postponing all Rose Festival events until deeper in June or later. At the same time discussions with our superintendent; Director of Secondary Learning; Mr. Lee; plus myself we all came to a consensus that an out of state trip this year would not be advisable due to current health concerns. The KMS Band Booster Executive Board officers are also in agreement.
this is the first time since 1996 we have not taken an overnight spring performance tour. For what it is worth Victoria cancelled their Victoria Day’s Festival and Parade (same weekend as Vikingfest) for the first time in 122 years of operation as well as Disneyland suspended all operations. I am thankful we did not have travel plans for either one of those two trips this year. Vikingfest is evaluating their status and I have not heard back yet from Bremerton regarding my inquiries of their plans. More information to come.
Hope everyone is safe and well. The last three days I have been working in the band room on grades and other projects before any potential shelter in place decision is made. Continue practicing as you can and I will send some line links for resources. next week.