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How High School Bands & Choirs In Kansas And Missouri Are Adapting Because Of The Coronavirus

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Brian Grimmett
Kansas News Service
Masked drum line members during a summer band camp at Valley Center High School in Kansas.

Social distancing, mask protocols, and programming changes are all being implemented to accommodate the safety of band and choir students this fall.

Middle and high school fine arts programs are grappling with coronavirus risk and safety. “There is a certain amount of responsibility you have regardless of what the climate is," choir director Brian Hartman said.

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