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Marching Band Rehearsals

Marching Band Rehearsal Covid-19 Mitigation Guidelines

Per UIL guidelines, marching bands throughout Texas are authorized to begin summer practices beginning Monday, June 8th. They have specific guidelines that can be found at

Out of concern for students, staff and their families’ safety, guidelines have been established for all STISD band activities at school until further notice:

Indoor Guidelines

  • If You Feel Ill Or Have A Temperature STAY HOME
  • Front Door - Enter Only
  • Back Door - Exit Only
  • Students Required To Sanitize Hands Upon Entry and Before Exiting Band Hall
  • Use Of Masks Strongly Encouraged When Not Playing
  • Maximum One Student In Restroom At A Time
  • Maximum One Student In Band Office At A Time
  • Social Distancing Required
  • Instrument Storage Room Closed
  • Water Fountain Closed
  • Tubas And Percussion Stored In Main Room 10 ft. Apart
  • All Other Instruments Go Home Daily
  • Drum Sticks And Mallets Go Home Daily
  • Students Must Leave Immediately After Rehearsal – No Socializing
  • If Waiting Outside For Your Ride Please Maintain Social Distancing 
  • Students Strongly Encouraged To Change And Shower Upon Return Home


Outdoor Guidelines

  • Observe Applicable Indoor Guidelines Above When Possible
  • All Students Must Bring Their Own Water, At Least 64 oz. Container Recommended
  • Social Distancing Remains In Effect When Possible
  • Please Wear Tennis sandles, flip flops or boots.  


Marching Band

Rehearsal Schedule

Fall 2020

Revised 8/6/2020


Originally, we were going to follow STISD’s “no student on campus” policy.  Being that sports are continuing to work, we’ll need to as well.  So, we’ll need to prepare to perform on September 11 and practices will be necessary. Here’s what we came up with...this should work and allow for enough time to put together some good marching and playing fundamentals along with some fun music to play.   

All pratices will be from 4:00-6:00

September 8th -11th  

Sepember 11- Performance/Home game

**Wear tennis shoes and please bring water...we are not allowed to give you water, so please take care of that.**

*There may be a change to which sections have rehearsals depending on the number of students in attendance.  If we have great attendance, we’ll keep it broken up by brass/ww/guard/percussion to avoid having too many students together at one time.