Jazz Area 2020-21 Rehearsal Procedure and Schedule

Murray Hall and Jazz Combo Rooms

Jazz Orchestras and Octets

*All students must be wearing a mask when entering the building and as they enter the rehearsal room.
Face masks should be worn when not playing instruments.


Entrances/Exits:

  • To enter and exit the Billman Music Pavilion, use the South entrance (main entrance by the office off West Circle Dr.)
  • Make a left upon entrance to go through the Billman lobby, and go straight into Murray Hall.
  • If you are coming to rehearsal from other parts of the Music Building, Music Practice Building or Billman Music Pavilion, please maintain at least six feet of physical distance from others as you proceed to the designated spot to enter the rehearsal hall.

Safety Protocols:

  • Face masks have to be worn in transit and when not playing.
  • Condensation protocols for brass or wind instruments:
    • Emptying condensation on any floor is prohibited.
    • Brass or wind players who may have condensation accumulated in their instruments during playing must empty into absorbent pads placed next to each player’s chair.
    • Players will remove their own absorbent pads and dispose in trash containers.
  • The balcony of Murray Hall is off limits. No one is to be in the balcony at any time.
  • If you are not playing on a particular selection, please distance yourself 6 feet around the perimeter of the room.
  • There should be no coming and going out of the room during the performing rehearsal times. There will be designated times for bathroom breaks.
  • Each player will be provided with bell covers, instrument covers and slitted masks for added prevention while rehearsing, as well as access sanitation supplies available in the rehearsal spaces. 
  • There will be NO shared wind instruments (including all saxophones, trumpets, trombones, flutes, and clarinets). The only instruments shared will be pianos, bass and guitar amps, and drum sets. Students will be expected to wipe down these instruments after rehearsals.
  • All chairs, stands and flooring will be sanitized prior to rehearsal and between rehearsal groupings to ensure proper safety.
  • Proper time limits per room will be adhered to in order to let the prescribed air circulation to take place.

Schedules: Jazz Orchestras (Tuesdays and Thursdays)

The schedule will follow a 30-minute rehearsal followed by a 20-minute room refresh period. Proper time limits per room will be adhered to in order to let the prescribed air circulation to take place.

Jazz Orchestra 1  
1:45pm Enter Murray Hall
1:50pm First Rehearsal Period (40 mins)
2:30pm Everyone must depart Murray Hall for 20 min air exchange
2:50pm  Second Rehearsal Period (35 mins)
3:25pm Sanitize individual areas (stands, chairs, etc.) 
3:30pm Everyone must depart Murray Hall
   
3:35pm - 3:55pm 20 min air exchange
Jazz Orchestra 2  
3:55pm Enter Murray Hall
4:00pm First Rehearsal Period (40 mins)
4:40pm Everyone must depart Murray Hall for 20 min air exchange
5:00pm  Second Rehearsal Period (35 mins)
5:35pm Sanitize individual areas (stands, chairs, etc.) 
5:40pm Everyone must depart Murray Hall
   
5:45pm - 6:05pm 20 min air exchange
Jazz Orchestra 3  
6:05pm Enter Murray Hall
6:10pm First Rehearsal Period (40 mins)
6:50pm Everyone must depart Murray Hall for 20 min air exchange
7:10pm  Second Rehearsal Period (35 mins)
7:45pm Sanitize individual areas (stands, chairs, etc.) 
7:50pm Everyone must depart Murray Hall

Schedules: Jazz Octets (Wednesdays)

Jazz Octet 1  
2:55pm Enter Murray Hall
3:00pm First Rehearsal Period (40 mins)
3:40pm Everyone must depart Murray Hall for 20 min air exchange
4:00pm  Second Rehearsal Period (35 mins)
4:35pm Sanitize individual areas (stands, chairs, etc.) 
4:40pm Everyone must depart Murray Hall
   
4:45pm - 5:05pm 20 min air exchange
Jazz Octet 2  
7:15pm Enter Murray Hall
7:20pm First Rehearsal Period (40 mins)
8:00pm Everyone must depart Murray Hall for 20 min air exchange
8:20pm  Second Rehearsal Period (35 mins)
8:55pm Sanitize individual areas (stands, chairs, etc.) 
9:00pm Everyone must depart Murray Hall
Jazz Octet 3  
12:40pm Enter Murray Hall
12:45pm First Rehearsal Period (40 mins)
1:25pm Everyone must depart Murray Hall for 20 min air exchange
1:45pm  Second Rehearsal Period (35 mins)
2:20pm Sanitize individual areas (stands, chairs, etc.) 
2:25pm Everyone must depart Murray Hall
   
2:30pm - 2:50pm 20 min air exchange
Jazz Octet 4  
5:05pm Enter Murray Hall
5:10pm First Rehearsal Period (40 mins)
5:50pm Everyone must depart Murray Hall for 20 min air exchange
6:10pm  Second Rehearsal Period (35 mins)
6:45pm Sanitize individual areas (stands, chairs, etc.) 
6:50pm Everyone must depart Murray Hall
   
6:55pm - 7:15pm 20 min air exchange

*All students must be wearing a mask when entering the building and as they enter the rehearsal room.
Face masks should be worn when not playing instruments.