As of our August board meeting, Portland Metro Concert Band (PMCB) will not begin rehearsals prior to Monday, 10/26/20, but that date could change depending on governmental and building restrictions. The board plans to meet again on 9/21 to evaluate any possible changes to that plan.

We track the status of the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic via the Oregon Health Authority (OHA) news releases and encourage everyone to follow prudent good health practices. Our priority is the continued health of our members and audiences. We are considering all options available to inform our members and audiences in time to act and reduce confusion. We encourage you to stay informed individually, and a good link for the OHA is https://www.oregon.gov/oha/pages/index.aspx.  OHA continues to recommend all people in Oregon take everyday precautions to prevent the spread of many respiratory illnesses, including COVID-19 and influenza.

Once rehearsals begin, we will honor any of our members’s decisions to refrain from rehearsals or performances, as your health comes first in our minds. Even after we are able to start rehearsals again, if our venue providers close their facilities, for rehearsals or performances, we will honor those closures. We will notify everyone via our web, and media channels as soon as that decision is announced.

Thank you for your understanding and support.