Update on COVID-19 - Festival of the Arts Postponement

Good Evening,

The Festival of the Arts concert series is an opportunity to celebrate the hard work and talents of students districtwide. Featuring hundreds of student musicians from each school, the festival events are highly attended by families and members of our community. 

As a district, we are working to carefully monitor and respond to the evolving recommendations from health and education officials at the local and state level. As such, the characteristics of the Festival of the Arts concerts that make them such a unique experience for students and audience members also bring unique challenges to light. The fact that there are no events in our district quite like the Festival of the Arts in scope (they bring together students, families, and staff from every school in the district) and size (we can have thousands of attendees at one event) have prompted district administration to make the determination to postpone the concerts until a time later this spring. This will allow time to effectively monitor the situation and find a more appropriate date for these important events.

When we do come together as a larger community to celebrate the achievements of our students and staff and our proud history of excellence in arts education, we want to ensure students, staff, and community members are all able to participate fully and without worry.

Therefore, the upcoming Festival of the Arts Concert Events will be canceled and rescheduled for a later date: the Choir Concert scheduled for March 18th, the Orchestra Concert scheduled for March 25th, and the Band Concert scheduled for March 26th; these will all be rescheduled.

The District-Wide Visual Arts Festival Exhibit on April 23rd will, at this time, remain as scheduled. 

Information regarding the new concert dates will be made available as soon as possible. Thank you for your understanding and for your continued support of our students and programs. 


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