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Woodland schools take different path for band concerts

The Columbian

WOODLAND — Woodland Public Schools’ middle and high school bands took a different approach than other schools for their fall festival band concerts. Instead of performing simultaneously though individually over video during the pandemic, Woodland band students recorded themselves playing their parts individually while playing along with rehearsal tracks. Students then submitted their recordings to be added with their classmates’ recordings, forming one performance. “Rather than video of the students playing, students had the option of submitting fall images, Halloween holiday pictures, silly selfies, or band memes,” Bryana Steck, Woodland Public Schools’ band instructor, said in a news release. “The result is a pair of band concerts unique to Woodland that still maintain social distancing and prevent the spread of COVID.” Watch the performances on YouTube at and