ln the world of printed music, musicians read notes which tell them, what tones to play or sing and the duration of that tone. There is one musical notation that is signified with a "G.P.".
It's called a "Grand Pause" because all the music stops for a short period of time before the conductor signals to move on to the next passage. Huh! never in my wildest dreams would I have
thought that the "Grand Pause" could play such a major role In the Rounders' music and season as it has in 2020! Our Rounders have always loved repeats and first endings in the music we play. The "Grand Pause" has no place in our rehearsal hall or season. It's time to move on to the next note.
But...it ain't over yet...
The Creative Staff and Board of Directors have voted to cancel the spring season of 2021 until the fall.
After hours of discussion, planning and weighing the facts, it was obvious that our band of 400 could not effectively operate under current conditions and restrictions. With the entire band vulnerable in varying degrees we did not want to create toxic situation that might put any member in harm's way. Frankly, current rules make it impossible for us to even meet, much less practice.
This spring, there are no parades or events that absolutely are going o happen. Everyone is in a wait and see attitude. For us, it has become obvious that conditions will not be right for us to begin in January. We, along with the world are victims of circumstance.
So....As Tim will tell you, everything from here on will be preparing for the fall season and IRELAND in 2022. There will be some Irish music additions, but SAVE ALL YOUR MUSIC from 2019 AND YOUR MACY'S UNIFORM.
The Rounders are alive and well. We just can't practice or perform. With 400 individuals answering "yes" to the Ireland survey, our time in 2021 and '22 will soon come!
Stay safe, and we'll see each other soon!