Risk of singing during the pandemic

Discussion in 'Band Management [BG]' started by cattrax, Jun 4, 2020.

  1. cattrax


    Oct 17, 2010
    Gainesville, FL
    Last edited: Jun 4, 2020
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  2. JohnMCA72


    Feb 4, 2009
    I've seen the same information from other sources. I've also seen some real spitters behind a mic! This, combined with the close quarters among patrons at a bar or concert, make a musical performance one of the riskiest activities for COVID transmission, unfortunately.
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  3. Biggbass

    Biggbass Supporting Member

    Dec 14, 2011
    Planet Earth
    when I'm singing it's best to stay at least 10 feet away!
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  4. ak56


    Apr 2, 2015
    Carnation, Wa
    That's a good article. I sing in a local choir similar to the one mentioned in the article (about 75 miles from them). Our director has been tracking the research and discussions about this.

    We almost became That Choir. We had a rehearsal scheduled for March 9 (the day before theirs),but fortunately canceled it. One of our choir members had contracted it, but was asymptomatic, so he didn't know he had it yet. If we had rehearsed, I would have been sitting right next to him for the entire rehearsal.

    For now, we're doing online rehearsing and virtual choir videos.
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  5. cattrax


    Oct 17, 2010
    Gainesville, FL
    Wow! Thank goodness rehearsal was canceled. That's the really scary part of all of this - someone not knowing they could be contagious because they are asymptomatic or before symptoms appear. We're also doing virtual videos for church.
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