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COVID Guidelines for Loudoun Symphonic Winds

Requirements to Participate in Rehearsals

In order to participate in rehearsals and performance with Loudoun Symphonic Winds, band members will need to provide proof of being fully vaccinated for COVID plus a booster shot. We believe this is in the best interest of the ensemble in terms of continued participation and general safety.

There are no exceptions for not being fully vaccinated (2 Moderna/Pfizer or 1 J&J).

We will approve the following exceptions for not having had the booster shot:

  • Band member provides a doctor's note stating that they cannot get the booster, either temporarily or permanently. If temporarily, the doctor needs to provide the date they are eligible to receive the shot. We don't need information on the underlying reasons.
  • Band member is not be able to get their booster shot before attending their first rehearsal. They are permitted to attend one rehearsal before receiving the shot.

COVID Reporting Procedures

If a band member tests POSITIVE for COVID, they will email the board at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and:

  • provide the names of members who were in close proximity (ex., next to, behind and in front of),
  • provide the date of the last rehearsal attendance, and
  • will not attend rehearsals until they confirm they have been symptom free for at least 7 days.

We will notify:

  • the rehearsal/performance facility,
  • all LSW members. We will indicate the last rehearsal/performance date the individual attended, and
  • any members who were within 6 feet of the infected individual.