UPDATE ON SUMMER/FALL ACTIVITY (EFFECTIVE JULY 1, 2020)
The Meriden Public Schools continues to work with local health officials and state officials in order to provide the safest environment for our students. While our teams are committed to maintaining all arts programs throughout this pandemic, we are forced to make changes and alternations in order to maintain safety and adhere to state guidelines and executive orders.
Due to the continued risk of COVID-19, The Meriden Public Schools will not present any summer theater events during July and August of 2020. The postponed Musical Legally Blonde at Washington Middle School, The Musical Mamma Mia at Maloney and other postponed activities will officially close production and shows will not be rescheduled. These decisions were made collectively with directors, arts leaders and health officials after all options including indoor/outdoor venues and hybrid options had been exhausted. While we know that this is a huge disappointment to our students, the decision was necessary based on current state health guidance.
High School colorguard and drumline will start outdoor, small group rehearsal on July 6th. These rehearsals will utilize strict health guidance as prescribed by administration. Groups will be restricted to 10 students, all activities will take place outdoors, masks will be required and social distancing will be mandatory. More details will be provided to coaches and teachers.
Summer Marching Band Camps at Platt and Maloney will run as scheduled in August. More details will be provided to coaches and teachers.
All arts programs will remain active this fall with adjustment and modifications. A detailed plan will be released at a later date.
Performances will be reviewed and evaluated this fall based on current state guidance.
EVENT CHANGES DUE TO COVID-19 PANDEMIC (EFFECTIVE MARCH 13, 2020)
Due to the current threat of the COVID-19 virus, the Meriden Public Schools Department of Visual and Performing Arts will be restricting events until further notice.
What this means...
- All events through September 1st are cancelled
- Some events and performances may continue as scheduled after that date with limited audiences
- Some events may be rescheduled to a later date
- Events and dates on our calendar may not be accurate at this time
Events on our website will all be dealt with on a case-by-case basis and should NOT be viewed as events open to the general public at this time. All events will be ticketed or vouchered by the school and no general audience members will be admitted at this time. If you do not have a student directly involved in an event, we will be unable to accommodate you at this time.
This practice will continue until further notice.
We are very eager to return to normal and invite our wonderful community members, friends and family members to our arts events and we hope this threat will be mitigated in the near future. Until such time, we will continue to practice and perform our art within our schools and at home and we will continue to share what we can when we can!
Thank you so very much for your understanding and your continued support during this most difficult time.
Questions should be directed to Brian Cyr, District Fine Arts Coordinator for Visual Art, Music & Theater