To help slow the spread of COVID-19, the Solano Winds Board of Directors has made the difficult decision to cancel the remainder of our performance season. This includes all rehearsals and performances of our large and small ensembles.
The decision is clearly difficult, but we were left with little choice. We are not able to rehearse for any upcoming performances, even should those performances become permissible down the road.
We are disappointed, but find solace in knowing that:
(1) our concert band recently prepared an amazing performance - "Blue Notes" - that, although we had to cancel the public performance, was among our best programs ever. We plan to reprogram some of the selections from that program next season.
(2) our small ensembles have been making wonderful chamber music together and have enhanced our ability to engage with the community, and
(3) our newly formed Jazz Band had just one rehearsal, but it was exhilarating!
We are also happy to announce that our Gala scheduled for May 16 is not cancelled, but postponed. We are exploring dates in late October and mid-November and hope to make a definitive announcement soon. Meanwhile, we are putting together a communication regarding procedures for rolling Gala ticket purchases to the new date or requesting a refund. Look for that communication soon.
We greatly appreciate the support of our community during this time. Please be safe and well!