COVID-19 Information, OSU Cowboy Marching Band

updated July 28, 2020

The faculty and staff of the Cowboy Marching Band have been closely monitoring the COVID-19 pandemic. We are working hard to ensure that our students, faculty, and staff will remain safe and healthy throughout the fall semester. This page is designed to give you information about the accommodations that we are making to allow us to function in a way that keeps everyone safe. We will update this page as plans change, new information becomes available, and as OSU’s response to the pandemic continues to evolve. We promise to do everything possible to keep you safe while also ensuring that you have a memorable, wonderful experience as a 2020 CMB member. Let’s make the CMB the best (perhaps only good) part of 2020!

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In order to make the most informed decisions about the health and well-being of our entire CMB family, we have consulted the following resources:

Member Expectations

It is the expectation that all members of the CMB will strictly follow the guidelines that are set for the safety of all members, and all members will be required to follow these guidelines. We are among the largest groups on the OSU campus, and the safety of our members and staff is our top priority. In order for the Cowboy Marching Band to be successful, it requires an altruistic approach to everything we do. This is especially true of your health and that of your fellow band members.

What safety precautions will members be expected to take?
Members will:

Accommodations for the 2020 CMB Season

These are the “known” accommodations that we will be making this season. More dialogue about the “unknowns” will be discussed in the next section.

Additional Questions & Unknowns

There are many unknown variables for this season. We do not have all the answers from all of the entities that we interact with. We as a staff have many of the same questions that you have as members. However, we have brainstormed many possibilities and how we would react to those possibilities. We have outlined some of these questions and possible scenarios below. DISCLAIMER: ANY of these scenarios / responses could change as new information is made available.

We know that this will be a very different band experience than any of us have experienced before. We also know that band students are the absolute brightest, hardest-working members on our campus. If anyone can take all of these challenges and turn them into an uplifting, meaningful experience… we can. Most of us have not been able to have face-to-face instruction since March, and we are looking forward to seeing you here soon… with your masks on! Go Pokes!

View our 2020 Summer Announcements.