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Concord High School marching band practice looks a little different this year

  • Concord High School marching band member Casey Ames got creative by poking a hole in his mask for his mouthpiece inside for his sousaphone during morning practice at Memorial Field on Tuesday, August 25, 2020. GEOFF FORESTER—Monitor staff

  • Concord High School marching band member Sam Kraus plays his baritone horn with the bell covered during morning marching band practice at Memorial Field on Tuesday. GEOFF FORESTER photos / Monitor staff

  • Concord High School marching band member Casey Ames got creative by poking a hole in his mask for his mouthpiece inside his sousaphone during morning practice at Memorial Field on Tuesday, August 25, 2020. GEOFF FORESTER—Monitor staff

  • RIGHT: Concord High School marching band member Casey Ames poked a hole in his mask for the mouthpiece of his sousaphone.

Published: 8/25/2020 4:06:04 PM

Playing the sousaphone through a medical mask is no easy feat, so Casey Ames got creative.

Ames, a member of the Concord High marching band, poked a hole in his mask for his lips to touch his mouthpiece during the end-of-summer band camp this week.

Band members aren’t actually required to wear masks when playing wind instruments, but all students and adults keep them on the rest of the time as they march, rehearse and instruct.

The fate of the marching band was tied to other extracurricular activities like sports. The Concord School Board decided to start the school year remotely, leaving some activities at a standstill. A week later the board altered course allowing sports and other extracurriculars to go ahead as long as they followed social distancing guidelines.

In order to mitigate risks, band members brought or were provided a covering for the end of their instruments.




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