High School Marching Bands Adapting To Pandemic


Dylan Otto Krider

There are special considerations being taken for musical fine arts programs with all the inhaling and exhaling into instruments, singing, plus large groups of young people and lots of group practices. As the school year approaches, high school marching bands are making their own plans to begin playing again safely.  

The 21st talks to band directors and marching band students to get a closer look at what changes they are anticipating this school year. 


Matthew Chapman, Director of Bands at Illinois Valley Central HS, Chillicothe, IL 

Bradyn Taylor, Senior and Baritone Saxophone at Illinois Valley Central HS, Chillicothe, IL 

Christina Ortega, Senior, Drum Major and Clarinet at DeKalb High School 

Steve Lundin, DeKalb High School Band Director and Fine Arts Coordinator


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