Schedule & Safety Plan

WVYB SAFETY PLAN

Group sizes:  For the safety of all participants, rehearsals will be under 25 persons to allow maximum distancing and the safest and easiest entry and exit protocol. The room can accommodate up to 28 seats with greater than 2 metre/ 6 ft. spacing between all chairs, in all directions. With under 25 persons, we exceed requirements. 

 

Participating from home: to accommodate those WVYB musicians who may not feel comfortable attending in person, or are feeling unwell, cameras and screens will be set up so they may play along with their colleagues live. To participate online, members must have a working camera and microphone on their computer to participate online - no exceptions. 

 

Masks: Our members are required to arrive and depart wearing a mask. Those not playing wind instruments are asked to keep their mask on throughout rehearsals. Musicians playing a wind instrument will use covers. All staff will wear a mask throughout rehearsal.  The WVYB has ordered reusable masks in the band colour and logo available for purchase for $5.00 ea to keep with your instrument.

 

Hand Sanitizer: is available at all times and every musician will be asked to use it as they enter and exit the room. 

 

Instruments and aerosols: numerous studies have shown that wind instruments trap a great deal of the aerosol that is produced from similar forced-air activities such as singing or shouting. To help trap any remaining aerosols while playing, cloth coverings will be placed over instrument openings. Everyone is asked to make their own covering and this will provide some colour and personality, making a difficult situation a little more fun. We will have some cloth available for those who aren't sure what to do. (material: cotton fabric using elastic or clothes pegs to keep the cover in place).

 

Air handling system: The community centre is a modern building with excellent air handling and filtration. Air filters in the WVYB Music Hall have all been changed this week. 

 

Shared instruments: Shared instruments: double basses and percussion equipment. Musicians playing these instruments must use hand sanitizer on entry and the instruments will be cleaned after each use. 

 

Entry and Exit:  Arrive - no more than 5 minutes before rehearsal and enter through the northeast door of the atrium (entry from the underground parkade is locked). The door northeast atrium door will be marked "WVYB entrance." Use this door only, then proceed directly down the stairs to the Music Hall. All members will exit through the emergency stairwell to avoid having the members passing each other. (The stairwell exit door leads to the upper parkade off Gordon Avenue. )

Please have a look at the video:

Elevator use: This is restricted and is only for those who are unable to use stairs. Double bass and tuba players for whom the stairs can be awkward and dangerous are welcome to use the elevator. 

 

Bathrooms: As most rehearsals are under an hour in length, we ask that if possible, you use the washroom at home before coming to rehearsal to help limit the use of the washroom adjacent to the Music Hall. 

 

 

2020 WVYB SCHEDULE:

The majority of the WVYB rehearsal programs take place in the Community Music Hall at the West Vancouver Community Centre. 

*Debut Strings rehearsal - Saturday morning is located in the West Vancouver United Church - 2062 Esquimalt Ave, West Vancouver, BC V7V 1S4 

January 2021 WVYB Schedule  Click HERE

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Saturday

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Junior Band
Full Band
3:30 - 4:30 PM

Concert Sectional
Flute & Clarinet 
3:30 - 4:45 PM

Concert Sectional
Percussion
3:45 - 4:45 PM

Junior  Band  Full Band
3:30 - 4:30 PM

*Debut Strings
Full Strings
9:00 - 9:45 AM

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Symphonic Sectional
Flute, Clarinet,     & Oboe
4:30 - 5:30 PM

Concert Sectional
Saxophone, Brass & Bass
5:00 - 6:15 PM

Symphonic Sectional
Percussion
4:45 - 6:30 PM

Concert 
Full Band
4:30 - 5:30 PM

Concert Strings
Full Strings
9:00 - 10:30 AM

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Symphonic Sectional
Saxophone
5:30 - 6:30 PM

TBA
Band
6:15 - 8:30 PM

Symphonic Sectional
Flute, Clarinet,     & Oboe
6:30 - 7:30 PM

Concert 
Full Band
Symphonic Sectional
Saxophone     5:30 - 6:30 PM

Symphonic Strings
Full Strings
10:30 - 12:30 PM

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Symphonic Sectional
Brass & Bass
6:30 - 7:45 PM

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Symphonic Sectional
Brass & Bass
7:30 - 8:30 PM

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Additional Scheduling:

TBA

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