Schedule & Safety Plan

WVYB SAFETY PLAN 

 

As the provincial guidelines change our WVYB's safety protocol will be updated

Group sizes:  For the safety of all participants rehearsals, we are adhering to the policy to allow maximum distancing and the safest and easiest entry and exit protocol. The room can accommodate our musicians.

 

Participating from home: to accommodate those WVYB musicians who may not feel comfortable attending in person or feeling unwell, cameras and screens will be set up to 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.  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 produced from similar forced-air activities such as singing or shouting. To help trap any remaining aerosols while playing, cloth coverings are available to place over instrument openings. Everyone is asked to make their own covering, which will provide some colour and personality, making a difficult situation a little more fun. In addition, 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 is 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. )

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. 

 

 

2021-2022 WVYB SCHEDULE:

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

*Debut Strings rehearsals are located in the Student Lounge on the main floor of the West Vancouver Community Centre.

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Saturday

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

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

Junior Band

Full Band 
3:30 - 4:30 PM

Beginner 

 Sectional

Flute & Clarinet
3:30 - 4:15 PM

*Debut Strings
Full Strings
8:35 - 9:20 AM

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Symphonic Sectional
Flute, Clarinet    & Oboe
4:45 - 5:45 PM

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

Beginner

Sectional

Brass
4:15- 5:00 PM

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

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Symphonic Sectional
Saxophone
5:45 - 6:45 PM

Concert 

Sectional

Saxophone

5:30-6:30 PM

Concert Sectional
Percussion
5:00 - 6:00 PM

Beginner
Sectional

 

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

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

Concert 

Sectional

Brass & Bass

6:30-7:30 PM

Symphonic Sectional
Percussion
6:00 - 7:00 PM

Ope

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Additional Scheduling

TBA

Additional

Scheduling

TBA

Symphonic

Full Band

7:00-8:30 PM

Concert Band

Full Band

6:15-7:15 PM

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