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Christmas concert season

Thanks to everyone for a very successful Summer concert season.  It was unfortunate that we had to cancel the September 11 concert but, in the end the entire Shinnston Frontier Days event was cancelled as well.  Everyone I’m sure is wondering when will we get started for the Winter concert season?  Christmas is right around the corner. Unfortunately, after a lot of thought it was decided that in order to keep our members safe and healthy this holiday season that we cancel preparations for a Christmas concert again this year.  

No one is more disappointed than we are.  But with the increasing numbers of COVID in the state and in our area, we do not feel we can safely gather and rehearse.  We know that several organizations have resumed “normal” activities, but we have many older adults in the band and with the threat of illness still at a high level we feel it would be irresponsible to put those folks, or any of us at risk. 

Hopefully we will start to emerge from this pandemic and next summer will be the first truly “normal” summer we’ve had in quite a while.  Thank you all for your patience and understanding.  These are not easy decisions to make, but we make them with the safety of the entire group in mind.  We will plan to get back together this spring and make our real 25th Anniversary an event to remember. 

Stay safe and have a wonderful holiday season!