Band and choir

Potential restrictions on choirs and the use of wind instruments means that key decisions need to be made around including musical performances at ceremonies or events.

Department advice

Refer to the school activities page inside the department (login required) for the latest advice on group activities such as choirs, chanting or the use of wind instruments.

Suggestions from external sources

The Band Association of NSW website has some general recommendations issued by the COVID-19 Response Team at the NSW Health Ministers office.

An opinion blog post written by an Australian music teacher contains a discussion of the difficulties associated with producing a virtual choir or orchestra video like those seen online.

Event technical support

Although not specific to virtual performances, the Arts Unit have a collection of technical event guides available for teachers. If you are presenting and recording a large-scale event (such as a school musical or a music showcase), the following resources could be useful.

Creative Teachers: Event technical support resources:

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