CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — The Corpus Christi ISD has announced it will mandate scaled-down marching band performances because of the pandemic.
In a Facebook post, the district said it has made the "difficult decision" to produce these scaled-down shows. The decision was made with concern for the health and well-being for the students and staff of each of the high school's marching bands.
"This was not an easy decision and we are devastated that our bands will not compete at any marching contests this year," the Facebook page said. "There are too many variables to contend with that impede the ability to sustain regularly rehearsals. We are determined to provide our students with the best marching season possible, considering the current health crisis."
The changes will result in shorter halftime performances with several safety measures recommended by the Texas Education Agency and the University Interscholastic League.
Here is the entire Facebook page produced by the district to explain its decision to students and parents.