Portland Metro Concert Band (PMCB) will begin rehearsals on Monday, January 17, 2022, which is later than we had originally planned. However, even that date could change depending on governmental and building restrictions. The board continues to meet as needed to evaluate any possible changes to that plan.
You can now find specific rules regarding masks and vaccination requirements for band members in the members’ section of the website. At rehearsals, mask use will be required, and it’s possible that we will require instrument-specific masks and instrument covers, although we hope to avoid that. COVID vaccination is required and proof will be provided to the President at or before the first rehearsal you attend. Those with documented medical exemptions will be required to provide that the the President at or before the first rehearsal you attend.
Once rehearsals begin, we will honor any of our members’ 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.