The LVW directors and staff have been in email contact. We are "meeting" virtually like everyone else. Many of us were together at the WELS Band Festival at KML last weekend. In light of the rapidly changing landscape due to COVID19 here is what we know today (Thursday, March 19):
1. The April 5 rehearsal will be cancelled. At this time, we cannot suggest a date for a make-up rehearsal date. First, we don't know when schools will be opened again. We don't know when the ban on gatherings larger than 10 will be lifted.
2. The directors have explored the possibility of offering some kind of "virtual rehearsal". This may take place, but not in the coming weeks. With all of our students having virtual school responsibilities, we don't want to add to that with LVW tasks. All of our members can certainly practice their music they already have to prepare for the upcoming summer.
3. Just today I received word that the Brillion Electric Parade scheduled for Friday, June 12, has been canceled. This may be the first of many, or it may be the only one. Again, we don't know at this time.
We are hoping that events scheduled for later in June and early July can go on as planned! We are not calling off our season! We, like everyone else, will need to see how this plays out. More importantly, we put our trust in God to keep us safe, until that time when we can all be together again to "Let Our Light Shine"!