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Welcome to Salem Performing Arts!

Our mission in the Salem K-12 Performing Arts department is to serve students with the highest quality, most impactful, and authentic performing arts education possible, because we believe in the transformative potential of arts education. We provide a comprehensive curriculum that allows each student to develop skills and talents, and to shine! 

Performing Arts in Salem in 2020

As always, we at the Salem School District remain dedicated to providing our students with meaningful and transformational experiences in the Performing Arts. Our classes and programs may look a bit different this fall, but our goal remains the same, to realize the artistic potential of all of our performers!

We encourage everyone to review the information below about the protocols and safety measures we are implementing for the fall opening of the school year. Our safety measures are based on local and national research and guideline documents. With cooperation and communication, we believe we can provide a safe environment for students to learn, grow, and build their skills as performing artists. 

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Safety Measures for Music

Our COVID Safety Measures

THESE SAFETY GUIDELINES APPLY TO ALL GRADE LEVELS UNLESS OTHERWISE INDICATED

Chorus 

These safety precautions apply whether indoors or outdoors.

All materials needed will be provided by the school. 

  1. All singers will socially distance at a space of 6 feet at all times. 

  2. All singers will wear masks when singing. 

  3. All singers will have their own music or folder, or music may be projected onto a surface so all can be hands-free in rehearsal. 

  4. Rehearsals will take place in the largest space possible, or outdoors in a tented area, for no longer than 30 minutes at a time. 

  5. When students are not singing, they will engage in other curricular activities aligned with the National Core Arts Standards. 

Band

All materials needed will be provided by the school. 

  1. All band students will be socially distanced at a space of 6 feet. Oboe and trombone players will receive extra social distance when indoors. Playing rehearsals will take place in the largest space possible, or outdoors. 

  2. All band students will wear masks. 

  3. All wind players (brass/woodwinds) will wear playing masks. 

  4. All brass players will use bell covers. 

  5. All brass players, when indoors, will dispose of their condensation into a cup of water mixed with dish soap. 

  6. When indoors, band members will only play for up to 30 minutes at a time. 

  7. When outdoors, band members will play for shorter increments interspersed with breaks. 

  8. All students will have their own music, or their music will be projected onto a flat surface so music stands are not needed. 

  9. When students are not playing, they will engage in other curricular activities aligned with the National Core Arts Standards. 

Ukes, Guitars, Keyboards, and other Classroom Instruments

  1. All students in music classes who are not behind plexiglass shields will stay masked and maintain appropriate social distance. 

  2. All students playing instruments will sanitize their hands at the start and end of each class. 

  3. The body of all ukes and guitars will be periodically sanitized by students or instructors with an alcohol-free cleanser. Strings will be wiped down at the conclusion of each class. Keyboards will be sanitized by students and instructors at the conclusion of each class.  Every effort will be made to reduce sharing by multiple students. 

  4. All students will have their own book or music for instruction. 

Strings 

  1. All students in music classes who are not behind plexiglass shields will stay masked and maintain appropriate social distance. 

  2. All string players will use hand sanitizer at the start and end of each class. 

  3. Each player has their own instrument and will be responsible for periodically sanitizing the body of the instrument with non-alcohol based cleanser, provided by the school. Strings can be wiped down at the conclusion of each class. 

  4. Each player will have their own book for instruction. 

General Music classes/Other

  1. All students in Music and Performing Arts classes who are not behind plexiglass shields will stay masked and maintain appropriate social distance. 

  2. All materials used in classes will be strategically distributed to avoid sharing as much as possible. All materials will be sanitized regularly. 

  3. Students will use hand sanitizer or wash hands at the start or end of each class. 

  4. Prolonged singing will be discouraged in all general music classes. 

  5. Students will engage in curricular activities aligned with the National Core Arts Standards Artistic Processes of Creating, Performing, Responding, and Connecting. 

 

UPCOMING

Upcoming Events in Salem Performing Arts:

 

September 24: Virtual Rental Night for Strings and Band 

September 25: First Home Game performance, Marching Band and Guard, Grant Field

September 30: Drive-In Open Mic, SHS, 4 PM, suggested donation $5 per person or $15 per car. 

See the blog for more information!

 

 

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