|Type of post:||Orchestra news item|
|Posted By:||Arden Tomison|
|Date Posted:||Sat, 12 Sep 2020|
|Hi everyone, as you know we were looking to get back together again to rehearse but then the rules changed. On the face of it we can't now plan to get together. BRO are members of making music and I received this from them the other day:
The UK government has reduced the number of people being able to meet socially in a group to 6, from 14 September. However, there is still an open question as to whether music groups would be affected by this or not.
Currently, the list of exemptions from this rule includes sports (indoor and outdoor) and youth activities, but not other community activities, such as music groups.
We have been given to understand that the guidance will be updated by 14 September, so there is a small chance to influence it.
If you feel strongly that music groups should be exempt from the rule of 6, as exercise classes are, then you should write to your MP without delay asking that community arts/community music groups, organised by businesses and charitable organisations, in controlled settings should be exempt from the restrictions on social gatherings, in the same way that sporting and youth activities are.
Here are some of the arguments you might wish to put forward:
An important note!
We are working with Brass Bands England, Association of British Choral Directors, Singing Network UK and others on this.
Please do share this email with anyone you think may find it of interest.
Best of luck,
Barbara Eifler, Chief Executive